Fort Bidwell Cemetery District
The Fort Bidwell Cemetery District is a California special district for public cemeteries. The District is an autonomous, local government under the laws of California and is not a department of Modoc County.
The District has no office, no office staff, and no phone. Contact us at FBCD@gsmall.us, 530-640-0183 (Trustee Dana Cary), or P O Box 85, Fort Bidwell, California 96112.
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- Burials, Rules, Fees and Charges
- Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes
- Cemetery Records
- District Documents (file list)
- California Cemetery Law Outline
Cemetery District Trustees
Mark Royer, Custodian (530-640-1999)
The five Trustees are appointed by the Modoc County Board of Supervisors, and must be residents within the District. The Trustees are not paid, compensated, or benefited, all are volunteers. The Custodian is paid.
The District boundaries are about the same as the 96112 ZIP code, i.e. starting at Fandango Pass marker; northerly along the top of the Warner Mountain Range to the Oregon border, east to the Nevada border, and south and west back to the start, including the former Hank's family ranch. And about the same as the Fort Bidwell Fire Protection District.
The District has about 224 persons mostly concentrated in the Town and Reservation. About half of the people are on the Fort Bidwell Reservation.
The District gets about $27,000.00 per year as its calculated share of the property taxes on owners within the District. This includes secured, unsecured, supplemental, homeowner's exemption, and timber tax income. District tax funds are kept and paid out by the Modoc County Auditor's Office. Modoc County maintains a Cemetery endowment of about $12,700.00. The District also has several private endowments which earnings also helps cover expenses. The District Trustees are required to set fees and charges to cover burial expenses and maintenance.
The Cemetery District Trustees are not paid, compensated, or benefited, all are volunteers. The Custodian is paid.
- Enterprise Systems: The District
has no computers and collects no information about the public. Volunteers
may use their personal computer devices to prepare
and print documents, etc., but all documentation is on paper and stored
as paper, although some may be available as copies on this site. The
District may use information from the California Application and Permit for
Disposition of Human Remains.
- State of California Special District Financial Reports