Cemetery

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Overview

The Division of Cemeteries oversees the establishment, maintenance, and preservation of burial grounds for approximately 1,700 not-for-profit cemeteries in New York State. As authorized by the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, the division works with cemetery officials on a wide range of issues including the sale of lots, service fees, and the acquisition of lands.

Open Meetings
The Cemetery Board regularly holds public meeting to ensure properly regulation of cemeteries.