Wanna Bury A Dead Relative in Your Yard In Texas? Read This First
A lot of people die at home but, after that, most peeps take 'em somewhere else. Turns out you don't necessarily have to though ...
A lady in Texas went viral on Tik Tok recently for burying her Mom in her backyard. (Yes, her Mom had passed away previously. Smart aleck.)
There are some rules to follow if you want to keep your loved ones remains onsite.
In Texas, while there are no state laws prohibiting home burial, local governments may have rules governing private burials, according to Attorney Valerie Keene . Because each county or municipality may have zoning laws concerning family cemeteries, you should check with your county clerk for applicable rules.
“Before burying a body on private property or establishing a family cemetery, you should check with the county or town clerk for any zoning laws you must follow,” Keene writes. - Fort Worth Star Telegram
If you live in a rural area, you're probably ok. Make sure your yard isn't too big though. It seems if you have more than 10 acres, you have to go through the process of declaring your yard a cemetery.
You also have to be mindful of stuff like flood plains and how deep the grave is among other things.
You also have to be a certain distance from the nearest city. You can find out more about how to get your private cemetery permit squared away by clicking here.
So, if you lose a loved one, don't just carry them out back and plant them. Be sure you handle things correctly.
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