The Rules for the Use of Tallinn Metsakalmistu Cemetery
1. General part
1.1 By the present rules the procedure for the allotment (burial), use and maintenance of the burial places at the Tallinn Metsakalmistu Cemetery has been established. In applying the rules "The Rules for the Use of Tallinn Cemeteries" shall be proceeded from.
1.2 Metsakalmistu Cemetery has been divided:
1.2.1 grave sections (A) where allotment of the burial places, burial and maintenance of the burial places shall take place according to the general procedure (part of the Uus-Kloostrimetsa Cemetery);
1.2.2 grave sections (B), which is meant to be the resting place of the remarkable persons of Estonian public life, and the allotment of the burial places shall take place through legal persons (associations of the institutions or citizens representing the relevant field).
2. The user of the burial places
2.1 The user of the burial place of Metsakalmistu Cemetery shall be the natural person to whom the burial place has been allotted at the cemetery (A section), or the legal person to whom the grave section(s) has(have) been allotted at the cemetery or delimited part of the grave section (B sections).
3. Allotment of burial places and grave locations
3.1 Upon allotment of the burial place and the grave section the user of the burial place shall enter into a written agreement with the company managing the cemetery, which conforms to the form established by the Municipal Engineering Services Department. In the contract the terms of the use of the burial place or the section and design requirements shall be specified, also liabilities of the user of burial place and the company maintaining the cemetery shall be defined for the maintenance of the burial place.
3.2 The agreement shall be entered into with the duration until the end of allotment term of the burial place, whereby the terms may be reviewed once a year if requested by the parties, depending on the change in the prices and cost-of-living index.
3.3 Allotment of burial places in A grave sections for the coffin funerals shall take place for the purpose of connecting the burial places of families that have been buried at the Metsakalmistu Cemetery. The burial place shall be allotted to the natural person by the company managing the cemetery according to the death certificate and written application by the person burying where there are data of family members that have been buried at the Metsakalmistu Cemetery. Allotment of the burial place requires concluding the contract for use.
3.4 In A grave sections the burial place shall be allotted in case of the coffin grave for one or two person place according to the wish of the person who buries. The burial place for up to four persons shall be allotted in exceptional cases in coordination with the Municipal Engineering Services Department. Allotment of the family burial place or the grave place in A grave sections is possible for reburial from Metsakalmistu B grave sections.
3.5 In A grave sections allotment of burial places or grave places for burying ash urns shall take place according to the general procedure. The burial place of the grave place shall be allotted to the natural person by the company managing the cemetery according to the death certificate and written application by the person burying, whereby connecting the families that have been buried at the Metsakalmistu Cemetery is not required. It is only required to conclude the contract for use. The use of urn place or grave place at the Metsakalmistu Cemetery shall not be the basis for applying for allotment of the burial place.
3.6 In B grave sections allotment of the burial places to the legal persons shall take place according to the permit by the Municipal Engineering Services Department.
3.7 Burying in B grave section requires an application by the person burying and an application by the legal person using the burial place.
3.8 Connecting the families in B grave sections is allowed as the urn funeral when design and protection requirement are followed and upon consent of the legal person using the burial place.
3.9 Allotment of the legal share from B section or the part of it to another legal person shall take place by the company managing the cemetery according to the application by the user of the burial place in coordination with the Municipal Engineering Services Department, whereby the precontract between the legal persons is required for determining the main user.
4. Keeping order and maintenance of the burial places
4.1 The user of the burial place shall guarantee the order in the burial place and follow the design requirement, also the order and maintenance of the bypaths between the burial places (bypaths in B sections) with paying the relevant costs if not otherwise specified in the contract.
4.2 The company managing the cemetery shall guarantee the general maintenance of the cemetery, forest maintenance and publicly available cemetery structures, fences, general roads besides contractual obligations.
4.3 In addition to the cemetery services provided by the contract, the user of the burial place can order additional services for the design and maintenance of the burial place while following the terms of contract. Additional services can be ordered to the single grave place of B section coordinated by the user of the burial place and on his/her responsibility.
4.4 After funeral the burial place shall be maintained by its user who shall also eliminate the damages caused to the neighbouring burial place during the funeral within three days starting from causing them. If this obligation is not performed within a week after a warning label has been left on the grave, the company managing the cemetery shall eliminate the caused damages and organise the grave(s) at the expense of the user of the burial place.