Rules & Regulations

  • Marble Park Cemetery Rules & Regulations

    The Board of Trustees of the Marble Park Cemetery Association shall have the right to prohibit, remove any structure, improvement or object on any lot which may interfere with maintenance and the general good appearance of the grounds, and particularly to adjacent lots.
    The grade of all lots will be determined by the Board of Trustees and all interments and structures put thereon shall be made with reference thereto.
    The owner of each lot shall have the right to erect proper stones and monuments thereon subject to the reservations contained in the Gravestone size limitations and requirements document. Only one upright monument shall be permitted on any one lot. Monuments and markers must have foundations installed by the Sexton or caretaker. Any exceptions must be approved by the Cemetery Board.
    Payment in full for grave space required before any burial or use of the grave. Pre-Need sales of grave space must be paid in full within 30 days of sale. Installment payments will not be allowed.
    Four (4) burials of cremated remains with cremation vault on ONE (1) grave. Or One (1) full burial and Two (2) burials of cremated remains in a crematory container on One grave. Current burial charges will apply with each burial. (This policy enacted by Board action June 11, 2008.)
    Outer burial receptacles are required to be used for all casket burials which meet the National Concrete Burial Association Performance Standards.
    Fences, hedges and enclosures of any kind around lots or graves are strictly forbidden.
    FLORAL DECORATIONS ONLY may be planted in an area not to exceed the width of the monument base and extending 12’’ out from the burial side of the monument. No planting all the way around the monument. No plantings shall be placed in the center of a grave space. All such plantings must be approved by the Cemetery Board or cemetery Sexton.
    No mausoleums or tombs will be permitted except on sections reserved for that purpose. All plans for mausoleums or tombs must be submitted to and approved by the Cemetery Board.
    Heavy loads will not be permitted to enter the grounds of the cemetery without the knowledge and approval of the Sexton.
    No interment shall be permitted without first obtaining a permit from the Clerk or Sexton.
    All graves must be opened & closed by the Sexton, or other representative of the Marble Park Cemetery Association.
    No lot sold to an individual can be divided and a portion thereof transferred to another party, except transfers may be made to members of the individuals own family, with written consent from the lot owner.
    The cemetery shall be open to all visitors on all days between sunrise and sunset. Visitors are respectfully reminded that the grounds are sacredly devoted to the burial and memory of the dead: Appropriate decorum is required.
    Any person or persons entering the grounds after sunset shall be deemed trespassers and subject to criminal prosecution.
    Children under age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult.
    Dogs running at large are forbidden. Any damage done by any dog running at large shall be the responsibility of the owner of the animal.
    The Sexton shall have the power to refuse entrance into the cemetery by any person who has violated these rules previously, or who has caused a disturbance in the cemetery.
    All persons are prohibited from disturbing or touching any object not their own.
    No motor vehicle traffic is allowed anywhere except on the designated driveways, and no backing or turning around on the driveways will be permitted.
    Any damage done by backing or turning around will be the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle.
    No planting or attachments are allowed at the ceremonial units.
    No personal or household rubbish shall be deposited the cemetery trash receptacles.
    Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the cemetery grounds.

Effective date: October 8, 2008 updated July 13, 2009