Regulation and Enforcement | Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions specifically concerning business regulation and enforcement perpetual care cemetery topics.


Our Most Frequently Asked Questions:
 

  1. What is a Perpetual Care cemetery? How do I know if I need to register my cemetery as a Perpetual Care cemetery?
  2. What is the cost of registration?
  3. How long does my registration last? When does it expire?
  4. Where can I find a registration form?
  5. I am a trust officer. How do I know if I need to file a Trustee Annual Report?

 



Answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is a Perpetual Care cemetery? How do I know if I need to register my cemetery as a Perpetual Care cemetery?

Answer:
All cemeteries that are not exempt from registration are perpetual care cemeteries and must register with our Division. Types of cemeteries that are exempt include: cemeteries that are affiliated with or owned by churches or religious societies, established fraternal societies, municipalities, other political subdivisions of the State of Mississippi, or family cemeteries or family burial grounds, and community cemeteries. If you have a question about whether or not you should register your cemetery, call our Division at (601) 359-9055 and ask for the perpetual care unit.

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2. What is the cost of registration?

Answer:
Initial and renewal registration is twenty-five ($25) dollars.

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3. How long does my registration last? When does it expire?

Answer:
Registration lasts for one year. All registrations expire on March 31st of each year. At that time, all perpetual care cemeteries must submit a renewal registration (and Annual Report) with the twenty-five ($25) dollar renewal fee.

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4. Where can I find a registration form?

Answer:
The Perpetual Care Cemetery Registration Form is available on this website or you may call our Office at (601) 359-9055 and ask for the perpetual care unit. The same form is used for both initial registration and renewal registration.

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5. I am a trust officer. How do I know if I need to file a Trustee Annual Report?

Answer:
If you are the trust officer for any trust that contains funds from the sale of space in a perpetual care cemetery, then you should be filing the Trustee Annual Report. If you are unsure, call our Division at (601) 359-9055 and ask for the perpetual care unit.

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