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Tennessee County Municipal Advisory Service

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Cemeteries (City-Owned)

Reference Number: MTAS-682
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: September 15, 2017
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Description of Record

Retention Period

Legal Authority/Rationale

B-1. Deed Books. May contain deed number, purchaser’s name, deed date, lot number, etc.

Permanent Record.

Establish property rights.

B-2. Interment Records. May contain name of the deceased, burial permit number, dates of death and interment, sex and age of deceased, place of death, location of grave, date and place of birth, owner of lot, deed number, and removal information.

Permanent Record.

Keep for historical purposes.

B-3. Perpetual Care Records. Records regarding funds for the continued upkeep of the cemetery.

Permanent Record.

Keep for historical purposes.