34-27-6. Burial record book required of cemetery--Indexes--Ownership records--Official inspection. All copies of burial or removal permits shall be retained by the person in charge of any cemetery, or place of burial, and filed by him as a permanent record of such cemetery, and he shall forthwith make an exact copy of each burial or removal permit in a "burial record book," together with such additional information as may be prescribed by the secretary of health; such "burial record book" shall contain an alphabetical index, listing by name, all deceased persons interred or buried in the cemetery. Such cemetery burial record shall also provide a numerical or tract index, to be maintained by designating and numbering consecutively, each burial or removal permit, such permit number to be marked or noted on the individual grave space upon the cemetery plat or map, wherein such interment is or was made. Such person or cemetery officials shall also keep and maintain as a permanent record, the name and address of all grantees and a description of each cemetery subdivision, lot, or grave space, to whom such title has been conveyed or where certain areas have been reserved for special purposes. All such burial records together with the cemetery plat or map, shall at all times be open to official inspection.
Source: SL 1931, ch 267, § 10; SDC 1939, § 27.0214; SL 1941, ch 124, § 4; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.0214 (2).
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