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Cemeteries Bylaw No. 2008-27

Bylaw related to cemetery

The Cemeteries Bylaw

The Cemeteries Bylaw No. 2008-27 was established to regulate how the business, interment and maintenance services are provided for the Riverside Memorial Park and Regina Cemetery.

Overview:

  • Each lot or niche within a cemetery requires a license. There are fees and charges associated with each license.
  • Authorized burial permit or cremation certificate, required fees and application form are required prior to any interment.
  • All interments shall take place in accordance with the specifications set out in this bylaw.
  • The City shall provide long-term care and maintenance of the cemetery grounds.
  • Memorials installed must comply with specifications set out in Schedule C and D.
  • No one shall remove a memorial or memorialization without prior written approval.
  • The City shall set aside and maintain an area within both Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery and Regina Cemetery as a Field of Honour for the interment of veterans. A licensee who has purchased a lot may transfer the lot back to the City but may not transfer the lot to any other person.
  • Pets are permitted in the cemetery provided they are appropriately restrained, and the pet owner removes any defecation.
  • No person shall permit or take part in any unauthorized event in a cemetery.
  • No person shall write upon, scratch, deface or damage any memorial, memorialization, fence, building or any other structure in or belonging to the cemetery.

Consequences:

There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $5,000. 

Report a bylaw infraction:

If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.

Note:

This page is an overview of these regulations. Refer to the bylaw for detailed information. The Office of the City Clerk keeps the latest version of each bylaw on file and will provide a copy upon request.