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What is an Independent Special District?

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The Orange County Cemetery District (District) is an Independent Special District that was formed to meet the specific need of cemetery services in Orange County.  The District is an independent special district governed by an appointed Board of Trustees who serve four-year terms.  The three cemeteries owned and operated by the District are among the county's oldest and most established, with each having recorded burials prior to 1900.  Although privately owned in the beginning, the cemeteries were formed into separate independent districts in 1926.   In 1985 the districts were consolidated under one governing board to create the Orange County Cemetery District.

Click below for additional information and a fact sheet about Independent Special Districts as provided by the California Special Districts Association.