Can you bury a casket in the ground in the state of Florida?

2 answers | Last updated: Oct 13, 2016
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Can you bury a casket in the ground in the state of Florida?


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That's an interesting question but I'm not sure exactly what you're asking.

Do you want to know if YOU and not cemetery personnel, can bury a casket in the ground at a public cemetery? Are you asking if you can bury a casket in the ground somewhere other than in a public cemetery? Or maybe you're wondering if you can bury a casket by itself, without a burial vault, in the ground in Florida?

Or maybe it's none of the above. Just let me know and I'll be glad to help however I can.


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Oldham answered...

Yes, as long as the Cemetery where the burial takes place will approve of casket burial without a container. Although, it is the practice of most perpetual care cemeteries to require the use of an outer burial container of varying materials for the purpose of ground maintenance. Hope this helps. Good luck.