Code of the District of Columbia

§ 43–124. Crematories; consent of property owners; permit.

No person shall, in the District of Columbia, build or maintain a crematory or other device for destroying human bodies, except within the limits of some duly-established cemetery in said District unless such person or persons has in writing the consent of the owners of more than one-half of the property within a radius of 200 feet from the place where such crematory is to be erected and maintained and a permit from the Mayor of said District for the erection and maintenance of such crematory or other device; such permit to be for a term of years, not exceeding 5, to be specified therein; provided, that this section shall not apply to such crematories or other devices for destroying human bodies as may have been erected and were in operation on March 3, 1901.