LOUISIANA CEMETERY BOARD
3445 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 700
Metairie, Louisiana 70002
Telephone (504) 838-5267
Toll Free (866) 488-5267
Fax (504) 838-5289
The Louisiana Cemetery Board will be moving to a new office suite on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Our new address will be:
3445 N. CAUSEWAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 509
METAIRIE, LOUISIANA 70002
Please change your records accordingly. Our telephone numbers, fax number, website address, and e-mail addresses will remain the same. We are doing everything we can to make the transition seamless. However, you may experience a brief interruption in telephone, fax, and/or e-mail services April 15-18, 2016. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
Act 417 of the 1974 Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Cemetery Board. This Act now constitutes Title 8 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, consisting of Chapters 1 through 13, both inclusive and Sections 1 through 906, both inclusive.
Listed below is a brief summary of the Louisiana Cemetery Board's functions:
- The Board meets at least twice a year and may meet at such other times as it may designate. (La. R.S. 8:65)
- The Board shall enforce and administer the provisions of Title 8. The Board may establish necessary rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of Title 8 and prescribe the form of statements and reports provided for by law. (La. R.S. 8:66 through La. R.S. 8:67)
- The Board licenses Cemetery Authorities and Cemetery Sales and Management Organizations. (La. R.S. 8:70 through La. R.S. 8:76 and La. R.S. 8:401 through La. R.S. 8:408)
- The Board registers and/or catalogues Exempt Cemetery Authorities. (Chapter 7 of the Louisiana Cemetery Board Rules)
- The Board monitors and audits Perpetual Care Trust Funds in accordance with the provision of law. (La. R.S. 8:451 through La. R.S. 8:467 and the Louisiana Cemetery Board Rules)
- The Board monitors and audits Merchandise Trust Funds and Suppliers in accordance with the provision of law. (La. R.S. 8:501 through La. R.S. 8:511 and the Louisiana Cemetery Board Rules)
- The Board monitors pre-construction and pre-development sales by Cemetery Authorities in accordance with the provision of law. (La. R.S. 8:606 & La. R.S. 8:706 and the Louisiana Cemetery Board Rules)
- The Board provides assistance to consumers through the timely handling of requests for information and mediation of consumer complaints.
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