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Public Cemetery Districts Principle Enabling Act

The Orange County Cemetery District is an independent special district, as defined in Government Code Section 56044, duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the California Public Cemetery District Law, codified in Health and Safety Code Sections 9000 et seq.(“Public Cemetery District Law”)  whose mission is to manage and maintain Orange County's public cemeteries in a manner that preserves their beauty, dignity, historical and cultural values, and offers affordable interment services for county residents.

A copy of the Public Cemetery Enabling Act is attached here for your review. 


The Orange County Cemetery District is governed by a Board of Trustees who have been appointed to serve four-year terms by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors. The major functions of the trustees are to set policy, define goals and objectives, adopt rules and regulations, and act as legal custodian for District property.  The Board has employed a General Manager to carry out policy, direct District operations, provide day-to-day supervision of staff and control and administer District expenditures.