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Commercial cemetery operators must apply for and be granted a license to operate as a commercial cemetery. The Registrar of Cemeteries will require a business plan to be submitted that demonstrates the long term environmental, fiscal and operational sustainability of the cemetery.
The current annual licensing fee is $600 for each cemetery, effective January 1, 2018.
Once licensed, notification of any change of name or address or operation discontinuance is required (section 18-19).
A commercial owner must file a copy of every bylaw with the Registrar of Cemeteries, and only takes effect 30 days after filing. The Registrar may revoke a bylaw if the bylaw is not in the public interest. The bylaws shall include a schedule of tariffs for goods and services offered to the public.
These sections require that the pre-need contract must comply with The Cemeteries Act and Regulations, be filed with the Registrar, contain certain information, including a statement of cancellation rights and must be provided to the buyer. There are rules surrounding the trusting of these funds.
There is a minimum 10 day right to cancel a prepaid contract. The seller may provide a longer cancellation period.
The Act requires all commercial cemeteries to make itemized price lists of their goods and services available to the public. The price list must be filed with the Registrar of Cemeteries.
The Act requires an owner of a commercial cemetery to establish trust funds for ongoing care and maintenance of the cemetery and use only the income from the fund (section 23).