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157.128

157.128 Minimum acreage requirement for cemetery established on or after November 1, 1991.

157.128(1)

(1) Except as provided in subs. (2) and (3), no cemetery may be dedicated on or after November 1, 1991, unless the cemetery consists of at least 20 contiguous acres.

157.128(2)

(2) A cemetery consisting of less than 20 contiguous acres may be dedicated on or after November 1, 1991, if all of the following apply:

157.128(2)(a)

(a) The cemetery is owned by a religious association.

157.128(2)(b)

(b) The religious association is responsible for all liabilities of the cemetery.

157.128(2)(c)

(c) The total acreage of all other cemeteries owned by the religious association exceeds 20 acres.

157.128(3)

(3)

157.128(3)(a)

(a) A cemetery consisting of less than 20 contiguous acres may be dedicated in a municipality that has enacted an ordinance under s. 157.129 if the cemetery meets the minimum acreage requirement specified in that ordinance.

157.128(3)(b)

(b) A cemetery consisting of less than 20 contiguous acres may be dedicated by a cemetery authority that is not required to be licensed under s. 440.91 (1) and that is not organized or conducted for pecuniary profit.

157.128 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 307; 1991 a. 269; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2005 a. 25.