Funerals and Interments :: Conditions :: Additional Information
Funerals and Interments
All funeral processions
within the cemetery shall be under the direction of the sexton of
the cemetery. Workmen engaged in the vicinity of a burial shall
suspend their labors during services at a grave. The cemetery management
shall reserve the right to remove funeral designs and floral pieces
as soon as they become unsightly.
Conditions to be
fulfilled before interment
No interment shall take
place without a Burial Permit, nor until all laws, ordinances and
rules and regulation relative to burials have been complied with.
No grave shall be opened unless the grave space has been paid for,
with the exception of indigent cases, or unless the Funeral Director
assumes the responsibility of payment for such grave space. Funeral
Directors making arrangements for burials shall be responsible for
all interment charges not paid by the owner or agent. If the deceased
to be interred is not the owner or is not a member of the land owner’s
immediate family, written consent of the owner, owners or authorized
agent, must be filed with the City Treasurer before interment may
Only one adult or child’s interment
in any one grave shall be permitted, except that
cremated remains may be buried above another
sexton of the cemetery shall not be held
responsible for errors in location of graves
on lots arising
from improper instructions of lot owners.
Orders from Funeral Directors shall be construed
orders from owners. Under no circumstances
shall the City
or its employees assume responsibility
error in opening graves when orders are
No graves shall be opened except by workmen
employed by the cemetery management.
Disinterment or Reinterment
Disinterment and reinterment
within the cemetery shall be made in the presence
of a Funeral Director;
if to another cemetery, only after a permit has
been obtained from the County Health Department.
Graves shall not be opened for inspection except
for official investigation.