All pet cemetery owners and operators shall have the following duties:

Terms Used In N.Y. General Business Law 750-V

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Pet: means any domestic animal that has been adapted or tamed to live in intimate association with people but is not limited to, dogs, cats, rodents, fish, birds, snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and rabbits. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A
  • Pet cemetery: means any land, place, structure, facility or building provided by any person for a fee, whether or not for profit, to veterinarians or members of the general public for use, or reservation for use, for the permanent interment or inurnment above or below ground of pet remains. See N.Y. General Business Law 750-A

1. To keep permanently maps and records containing the specific site of each pet grave, the grave owner’s last known address, the date of burial, the size of such grave, the contract for sale of such grave and pet disposal forms provided however that the provisions of this subdivision shall apply only to individual burials.

2. To keep complete records of the names of trustees of any trust accounts and complete records of all trust fund money.

3. To clearly inform customers of the option of paying maintenance fees for care of pet graves, including costs and benefits for permanent care for pet graves and annual care for pet graves.

4. To cooperate with all reasonable requests of inspectors appointed by the secretary of state to inspect pet cemeteries and pet crematoriums.

5. To provide notice to customers about hours that the cemetery will open to customers to view pet graves.