§ 2-626. Interment prohibited except in duly designated or platted cemeteries.  

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  • (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to bury or otherwise inter any human remains within the corporate limits of the city, except in a municipal cemetery designated in this article or in a platted cemetery, the plat of which has been approved by the city commission, and which plat shall show the size and situation of the cemetery, its subdivisions and the methods used and intended to be used to designate plainly the location of burial lots or graves therein, and which plat shall be recorded in the public records of Polk County, Florida, and a copy thereof furnished to the city.

    (b) No person, firm or corporation shall establish any cemetery or burial ground, or create, lay out, plat or use any piece or parcel of land within the corporate limits as a burial ground or cemetery for the interment of human remains without first obtaining a permit from the city.

    (c) Any person convicted of violating this section shall be punished pursuant to section 1-15 of the city Code.

(Ord. No. 2009-32, § 1, 12-15-09)