Cemetery Marker & Monument Information
RULES FOR MONUMENTS & FOUNDATIONS
Monuments and Markers are to be considered private property, therefore all costs, care, and maintenance shall be the sole responsibility of the lot owner.
The Parks, Cemeteries & Public Grounds Department, shall install all monument foundations and markers. The charges for such foundations shall be reasonable and uniform.
A. MONUMENTS / HEAD STONES
a. No monument or other memorial may be brought into the Cemetery, until a sketch or blueprint, showing the design, material, finish size and proposed inscription thereon, is first submitted to the Commissioner or designated representative for approval. The Commissioner and Commission reserves the right to reject any plan or design for a memorial which on account of size, design, inscription, finish or quality of stone is unsuited to the lot on which it is to be placed.
b. Only one central or family memorial shall be allowed on a family lot.
c. Monuments must be of natural stone. No artificial material of any description is permitted. All die stones shall be finished at least on front and back.
d. The size of monument is to be governed by the size of the lot.
Monument / Headstone Dimensions
2-Grave Lot Minimum 2’ x 1 up to 3’ x 1’ 36” in height from the foundation
4-Grave Lot Minimum 2’ x 1 up to 3’ x 1’ 36” in height from the foundation
8-Grave Lot Minimum 2’ x 1 up to 5’ x 1’ 42” in height from the foundation
B. FLAT MARKERS
a. Markers must be of natural stone. No artificial material of any description is permitted.
b. Markers must be flat and even with sod except in such cases where markers above ground are already on lots.
c. Markers must be the following dimensions 2’ x 1’ 4” thick.
d. Only ONE flat marker is allowed per grave.
i. Example 1: A single grave is allowed a full burial, and three cremation burials. Therefore, Grave 1 is allowed one marker with 4 names to be placed at the foot of Grave 1. Up Right Monuments are prohibited in single grave lot sections.
ii. Example 2: A lot containing 2 graves is allowed one flat marker per grave for a total of 2 flat markers, to be installed at the foot of each grave; and with the allowable maximum of 4 interments per grave (1 full burial and 3 cremations), the lot is allowed 2 markers with 4 names per marker.
iii. Example 3: A lot containing 4 graves is allowed one flat marker per grave for a total of 4 flat markers, to be installed at the foot of each grave; and with the allowable maximum of 4 interments per grave (1 full burial and 3 cremations), the lot is allowed 4 markers with 4 names per marker.
e. Exceptions: Veterans are allowed their own VA markers, either bronze or granite in addition to a flat marker.
i. Example 1: A single lot has 4 interred veterans (1 full burial and 3 cremations), Grave 1 is allowed 5 flat markers; 4 Veterans markers and 1 regular marker at the foot of the grave with all 4 names on the stone.
ii. Example 2: Interred in a 2-grave lot are 8 veterans (2 full burials and 6 cremations). The lot is allowed one flat marker per grave for a total of 2 flat markers, to be installed at the foot of each grave; and, with the allowable maximum of 4 interments per grave, the lot is allowed and additional 8 veterans markers, 4 for each grave for a total of 10 markers.
a. Foundation orders received after May 1 cannot be guaranteed for Memorial Day. No foundation will be set between May 15 to May 31, nor between November 1 and April 1. No work will be set up in the spring until the ground is fully settled and in proper condition. No work may be brought to the Cemetery on a weekend or the day before a holiday.
b. The Parks, Cemeteries & Public Grounds Department shall assume responsibility for the proper construction of such foundations. Foundations for all monuments shall be built at least to the depth of the grave. Five days will be required after receipt of order for the construction of foundations for monuments or markers.