==What Is Burial?==
Burial is a form of [[interment]]. Properly, the term describes below-ground interment or either a whole human body or [[cremated remains]].
==How soon after or long after a death must an individual be buried?==
This may vary by state so check with your local [[funeral director]]. Considerations include the need to secure all permits and authorizations, notification of family and friends, preparation of cemetery site and religious considerations. Some states have limitations on the maximum length of time allowed to pass prior to final disposition. Consult your local funeral provider for any applicable regulations.