Perpetual Care Cemeteries are regulated by the Regulation and Enforcement Division of the Secretary of State’s Office. Perpetual Care Cemeteries must register with our office, though some types of cemeteries are exempt from regulation.
Exempt cemeteries include cemeteries that are affiliated with or owned by churches or religious societies, established fraternal societies, municipalities, or other political subdivisions of the State of Mississippi. Also exempt are family cemeteries, family burial grounds, and community cemeteries.
Perpetual Care Statute
Perpetual Care Cemetery Rules