Purchasing a Burial Site

 1.The ownership of an Interment Right shall be the owner on record in the books of The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery or its successors, hereinafter called “The Association” and shall be either a sole individual or a joint ownership consisting of no more than two individuals. The right of interment in a burial site shall belong to the owner on record or to those other persons legally entitled thereto in accordance with these Rules & Regulations.

2.An Interment Right may be sold by the owner on record.  If the owner desires to sell the Interment Right, they shall give the Association written notice.  Those wishing to sell an Interment Right must provide adequate proof of ownership of the Interment Right.

3.No gift, devise, or transfer of an Interment Right shall be valid until the Association has received notification in writing thereof on forms provided by the Association and has consented by recording the same on its books. Those wishing to transfer an Interment Right, by sale, gift, or inheritance, must provide proof of ownership of the Interment Right.

4.Every instrument, adjudication or decree affecting the ownership or use of an Interment Right must be filed with the Association. Until receipt of such filing, the Association may rely upon its own records of ownership for all purposes.

5.The Association reserves to itself, and to those lawfully entitled, a perpetual right of ingress and egress over individual burial sites for the purpose of passing to and from other burial sites and for necessary maintenance. No easement or right of way is granted to the owner of an Interment Right in any road, drive, alley, or walkway within the Cemetery.

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