Montana’s Laws About Burying People In Your Yard Are Interesting
Montana has some funky laws about everything you can do in the state, but I didn't expect this one.
If you want to see some funky laws, you are in luck. Montana has some weird laws that pertain to everything from days you can mow your lawn to women not being able to fish to many more.
Some laws are more interesting than others, and we found one that will blow your mind.
It's never fun to lose a beloved family member, and some folks don't have the funds to bury someone in a cemetery, but what if you wanted to bury them at their family home? Well, here's what Montana says about that.
If you want to bury a body in your backyard, you are legally allowed to, according to Montana law. There are zero state laws about burying a body in your backyard, but that can differ from local laws.
In Madison County, you are allowed to bury a maximum of FIVE bodies on your private property before your site has been designated a cemetery by the state of Montana.
Why are laws like this in Montana? When Montana was being settled, there were towns or places to bury deceased loved ones, and many folks would bury them next to the house or somewhere on the property. Plus, burying bodies in your yard isn't something that often happens where the state or local government has had to make decisions about it.
If you want to dig into this, Montana has more laws about burying your pets at home. Who knew it was such an issue?
Montana is a wild place, folks.