Did you know, that burying a loved one on private property isn't legal in every state of the country? It's true. If a family member passes away, there are some states that don't allow at-home burials. What about Michigan?

The topic of burying a loved one on your own personal property is a bit morbid but if it's something you want to do, you should probably know the laws surrounding it.

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In most states, it is perfectly legal to take a body home from the hospital, nursing home, or other institution and bury it on your private property.


Can You Legally Bury a Dead Family Member on Your Property in MI?

Yes, Michigan law permits the establishment of private burial grounds of less than one acre in size outside city or village limits

There are some steps that you have to take before digging holes and throwing bodies into them. Before conducting a home burial or creating a family cemetery, you must first get a permit from the local health department and zoning approval.

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According to Rome Monument, only Indiana, California, and Washington State outlaw the practice totally.


What happens when you want to sell the property? I mean who the heck would want to buy someone's home and property where there are people buried in it? I know I wouldn't.

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