Property Transfer

For your convenience, you may download a Property Resale Information brochure and a Transfer of Ownership Agreement form from this web page. Please note more complete information is available below.

 

Download Property Resale Information and Transfer of Ownership Agreement

 

Resale information

Rose Hills does not:

  1. purchase nor “buy back” cemetery interment rights (property)
  2. assist owners to sell interment rights (property)
  3. maintain a price list for interment rights (property) that has been previously sold
  4. estimate the price of any interment right (property) that has been previously sold
  5. disclose details of private third-party transactions

 

Transferring Ownership

  1. Complete a Transfer of Ownership Agreement (download Property Resale Information and Transfer of Ownership Agreement here).
  2. Obtain additional required documents (see next section).
  3. Submit completed Agreement, required documents and required fees to:

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
Title Administration Department
3888 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601

 

You may also submit the Agreement, required documents and the required fees in person, at the same address, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.), excluding holidays. Appointments are available, but not required. To schedule an appointment, call (562) 463-4563. Walk-in customers are assisted as expediently as possible. We give every family our full attention, and wait times may occur. We appreciate your patience.

 

Required documents for Transfer of Ownership
Rose Hills will not process the Transfer Agreement unless all required documents, information, signatures and fees are submitted. Required documents may include:

  1. Death Certificates for any deceased property owners not interred at Rose Hills. If a deceased property owner is interred at Rose Hills, please indicate their interment location (grave #, lawn name, etc.) in Section C of the Transfer of Ownership Agreement. If all property owners are deceased, do not use the transfer form. Call (562) 463-4563 for further instruction.
  2. Power of Attorney and Conservatorship documents. Documents must specifically grant the power to transfer ownership interest of the interment right at Rose Hills Memorial Park, and must also include the cemetery property description. If the documents are not specific, call (562) 463-4563 for further instruction..
  3. Original Certificate of Ownership (if the original certificate is lost, please indicate so in Section B of the Transfer Agreement).
  4. Final dissolution papers and court orders. Documents must be specific to Rose Hills Memorial Park, and must include the description of the cemetery property.

The following documents will be accepted as proof of a name change along with a government issued picture identification:

  • Naturalization document, with Petition for Name Change form
  • Final Dissolution Papers, if divorced
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Court Documents

If transferring property to or from a non-profit religious organization, the following information generated by the state of California is required:

  • Statement of Information (generated from the State of California)
  • Articles of Incorporation (generated from State of California)

 

Restrictions
If all property owners are deceased, the California Health and Safety Code may prohibit resale of the property. To see if your property is transferable, call (562) 463-4563. DO NOT use the Transfer Agreement form.p>

 

Required Fees:
Fees are payable to Rose Hills and subject to change without notice. We do not accept personal checks.

 

Endowment Care Fee:
An endowment care fee will be charged on all property transfers. The endowment care fee is charged per space and is required to ensure adequate reserves for the ongoing care and maintenance of the cemetery.
The endowment care fee for a standard lawn space is:

  • $200 per space for all property purchased from Rose Hills prior to 2001
  • Property purchased from Rose Hills after 2001 will be charged the difference between the original endowment care fee paid and the current endowment care fee.
  • All subsequent transfers will incur the difference between the last collected endowment care fee to date, and the prevailing fee amount.

All other types of burial property will be charged the difference between the last paid endowment care fee to Rose Hills and the current endowment care fee. Please contact the Title Administration department to determine the required fee.

 

Property Transfer Processing Fee
All property transfers require a $400 transaction fee in addition to the above endowment care fee. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Contact the Title Administration department to determine the required fees to transfer your property. We do not accept personal checks.

 

SCI National Transferability Plan (Lot Exchange)
The plan provides space-for-space exchange (i.e., lot-for-lot, crypt-for-crypt, niche-for-niche) of comparable interment rights after the contract is paid in full (restrictions apply). The exchange must be with an affiliated cemetery and is valid only if the purchaser moves their permanent residence more than 75 miles from the original cemetery.

To use this benefit, contact the new affiliated cemetery to determine your eligibility.

 

Contact Information
Rose Hills’ Title Administration Department is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays.

(562)463-4563

titleadminrecords@rosehills.com.

3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601

 

Contact Us

1-562-699-0921