Kansas Secretary of State

CEMETERY TRUST FUND REPORTING

The Secretary of State is responsible for auditing certain cemetery permanent maintenance trust funds and merchandise and preneed burial services and products funds.

New statewide laws regarding cemeteries took effect January 1, 2012. These changes encompass maintaining permanent maintenance funds, maintaining merchandise and preneed burial services and products funds and reporting requirements to the secretary of state on those funds.

Non-exempt cemeteries are required to submit reports and fees to the secretary of state.

In addition, cemeteries with merchandise or preneed burial services and products funds must transition their contracts to comply with new trust funding requirements.

For more information, including exemption eligibility rules, please visit our FAQ sheet.

If you have questions, please contact us.

The secretary of state’s office is committed to working with cemeteries to improve accountability and protect consumers.

Thank you.

To report instances of criminal behavior by a cemetery, contact the Kansas Attorney General or your local police/sheriff department.