*warning* I tried to word this in a sensitive way but it may have some emotional triggers for those who went through a loss because of the mere nature of the issue. It appears that this man was given a residential burial permit but after using the front yard, problems ensued. Here is a link to the story: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-hom...inal-resting-place-the-front-yard?hpt=hp_bn16 It doesn't sound like placement was specified in the permit. Nobody expected it to be right out front though. Still, the permit was given and used. I think higher courts would end up siding with this man on the case because of that permit being issues, provided it didn't give any specifications as to location on the property. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The burial is quite deep, so I do not understand some of the comments voicing concern over health issues. All types of animals die and decompose above ground. Why would a buried person be a problem? I don't see why his home not being in a more remote area poses a problem since cemeteries bury many people in the same area and can often be found smack dab in the center of big cities and in the backyards of churches that are surrounded by homes and businesses. He even took the extra step to use a proper vault, which many do not realize is not a legal requirement. If you are using a cemetery, that cemetery may have restrictions, but one can wrap their loved one in a blanket for burial instead with some cemeteries and take them their in their own vehicle. My own thoughts are that this style may be even more healthy, considering that not enclosing the body leads to quicker and more efficient decomposition without the problems, gasses, and compounds formed and built up when a sealed coffin is used, especially after embalming. Now if you have your own land, should people have a right to bury their loved ones on their own property? Are people overly sensitive by reminders of death, and does that infringe on the rights of property owners if a neighbor is offended by seeing a grave in plain sight, or should people be more sensitive to offending their neighbors, even if it was the deceased loves one's wish to be buried in a certain part of the property?