Rules and Regulations

  1. All lots are sold in accordance with the provisions of the laws of New York State and shall not be used for any other purpose than as a burial place for dead human beings.
  2. Concrete vaults or concrete grave liners will be required for all interments in all graves purchased on or after March 1, 1999.
  3. Cremated remains shall not be permitted to be scattered in any part of the cemetery.
  4. The interment of cremated remains will be permitted only in appropriate rigid receptacles such as wood, metal, plastic or concrete.
  5. Owners shall not allow interments to be made in their lots for remuneration; nor shall any transfer or assignment of any lot, or interest therein, be valid without first obtaining in writing the consent of the Directors endorsed upon such transfer or assignment. By the laws of the State, no transfer or assignment of a lot can be made after an actual interment in it, except with the consent of the Supreme Court after the body is lawfully removed there from.
  6. No disinterment will be allowed except by consent of the Directors and upon the written order of the owner or owners of the lot, and in every case can only be made by the Cemetery authorities.
  7. An order in writing may be required from the lot owner whenever a grave is to be opened, but request may be refused if purchase price of lot has not been made in full. The Superintendent may use his best judgment in making an interment when instructions are indefinite.
  8. No interments will be made on Sundays or legal holidays.
  9. Mounds, plantings or flowers, sinking potted plants on graves, use of fences, hedges, curbings, iron or wire work, seats, vases, posts, and steps are prohibited.
  10. The treatment of the grounds, erection of monuments and grave markers shall be subject to the general supervision and approval of the Cemetery management, and to such reasonable rules and regulations as the management may pass for the future welfare and appearance of the cemetery.
  11. The use of flower urns is not recommended but if used must be placed in line with and on each side of the monument. No urns are permitted on flush marker lots.
  12. No sign indicating that a lot or vault is “For Sale” will be permitted on the grounds.
  13. Grading, sodding and filling in lots and plantings of all kinds must be done under supervision and permission of the management. Unless special permission is granted, all work within the grounds must be done by Cemetery employees.
  14. No object shall be removed from the grounds without first receiving a permit from the Superintendent.
  15. The sale of flowers and wreaths and soliciting of work within the grounds is forbidden.
  16. Objects such as unused urns shells, glass, cases, wooden crosses, artificial flowers or any object which may be considered objectionable will be removed by the Superintendent without notice.
  17. While every effort will be made to protect lot owners from personal property loss, the Cemetery does not assume responsibility for any loss or damage.
  18. Any person who damages or destroys any tree, shrub, plant or monument is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine or imprisonment or both.
  19. The Superintendent will dispose of all floral designs at his discretion. Designs will remain on a grave until after the Sunday following interment. A longer period is injurious to the sod and general appearance of the cemetery.
  20. If any trees or shrubs situated on any lot, by means of their roots or branches, becomes detrimental to the adjacent lots or avenues or inconvenient to passengers or in care of the grounds, it shall be the duty of the authorities and they shall have the right to enter said lot and remove the said trees or shrubs or such parts there of as they shall determine to be detrimental, unsightly or inconvenient upon due notice to lot owners.
  21. Containers for cut flowers must be of metal and set flush with the established grade to facilitate grass cutting.
  22. The Cemetery management reserves the right to remove any and all objects not permitted by the regulations or out of purpose with keeping with the general appearance of the Cemetery. The judgment of management will be final in all cases.
  23. The owners of lots and their families will be allowed to access the grounds at all times, observing the rules which are or may be adopted for the regulation of visitors.
  24. Deeds for lots will not be issued until the purchase price is paid in full.
  25. The use of lots is subject to current maintenance; this meaning the keeping of a trimmed and well mown sod.

Monuments, Markers, and Foundations

  1. It is absolutely prohibited to erect a monument or marker on a lot that has not been paid in full.
  2. The dimensions and composition of all monuments and markers to be erected must be submitted to the office of the Cemetery to be approved by the Superintendent before foundations are built.
  3. Certain designated lots will be sold with the agreement that no monument or any other object will be erected or planted thereon. Grave markers and slabs may be placed on these lots, provided they do not project above the established grade.
  4. No monument susceptible to disintegration or corrosion, such as marble, limestone, sandstone, cement or iron will be permitted.
  5. All markers and monuments shall be located on the lot by the management according to the plan of that particular lot. All grave markers must be set flush with grade. The size of the monument is governed according to the ratio of the area of the face of the memorial to the size of the lot.
  6. All foundations must be built by Cemetery employees.