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Life After Death at Home: A Guide to Home Burials

Home Burial in UtahA home burial happens when lost loved ones are buried on private property. It’s an intimate approach to taking care of loved ones after they pass. Besides being more meaningful, it is practical, as you don’t buy a lot in a cemetery, get a headstone, or have a vault. Before you get in touch with to finalize your will, get to know the basics of home burials.

Is it legal to be buried on private property?

In almost all states in the U.S., it is legal to be buried or to bury a loved one in private property. But, it has to be in a semi-rural or rural location, and you must get the blessing of the local municipality. According to, the number of home burials increased considerably because of the intimacy it offers and the low cost.

Are the laws the same in every state?

Although home burials are widely accepted, some states have different laws. There are states that allow families to prepare the burial all by themselves if they don’t want any outside help. However, New York, Alabama, Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey will require families to get the assistance of funeral homes to prepare the burial. The states who do not permit home burials are Washington, Indiana, and California.

What are the products used for home burial?

Home burials do not demand all the costly products used in conventional burials, like a headstone, burial container, and casket. If you want a home burial, you can buy the products from an array of places. Most products can even be bought online, or you can rely on funeral homes to ensure the quality of the products. Home burials provide the comfort of being close to your loved ones once you pass. It will also lessen the restrictions in space when you get a family plot in a cemetery.
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