Funeral & Cemetery Legislation and Regulations in Alberta
According to the Government of Alberta Cemeteries Act a cemetery means land that is set apart or used as a place for the burial of dead human bodies or other human remains. The owner for a new cemetery must be a religious organization or a municipality. For our member's convenience, we have compiled information about the municipal cemeteries located in our trading areas. Learn more about the municipal cemetery in your area.
The Government of Alberta General Regulation provides information pertaining to the operation of all cemeteries. This is a good place to start if you want to clarify the regulations that govern the operation of any cemetery in our province. If you have a concern and want to call a Government of Alberta office toll free (in Alberta), dial 310-0000 and follow the instructions.
The Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board licenses funeral businesses, crematories, funeral directors, embalmers and pre-need salespeople. The board also sets educational standards, monitors performance standards and investigates consumer complaints.
Other useful links:
- Funeral Services Act c.F-29
Regulates the activities of the funeral industry and allows for the creation of the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board to administer the Act.
Exemption Regulation - AR 233/98
General Regulation - AR 226/98
- Crematory Regulation
- Cemeteries Act
This information provided with permission from Alberta Government.