Rules & Regulations of Greenmount Cemetery

  1. No lot shall be used for any other purpose than as a place of human interment.

  2. Only one interment shall be made in a grave. The exception is cremation and/or infant burials. Two cremations, two infants, one adult, and one infant or cremation can be placed in a single grave site with the permission of the superintendent.

  3. When burial is required, notice must be given at the Cemetery Office as soon as possible, or at least twenty-four hours before the hour of interment, in order to prevent delay.

  4. The person applying must state the following particulars; the name of the deceased, age, date of death, date and time of interment, on whose lot to be interred, and the location of the grave to be used.

  5. If the application is for the interment of others than members of the immediate family or the owner, permission in writing from the such owner or his representative must be presented.

  6. When remains are to be reinterred which have been removed from other burial grounds, the same interment information will be required, as in Rule 4, and also a permit from the County Health Officer. 

  7. Consent must also be obtained from the superintendent when a body is to be disinterred and reinterred in this cemetery. A permit must be obtained from the County Health Department when a body is to be disinterred and removed to another cemetery.

  8. Every grave owner should have a diagram of his or her purchase with the Burial Right form or other convenient place for reference and mark every interment thereon. This method would enable the owner to point out the precise location of each grave and thus prevent misunderstandings and mistakes, which occur from an imperfect description of the location.

  9. Sales of burial rights by the owner cannot be permitted except by consent of the Board of Directors. No transfer is valid until entered on the cemetery records.

  10. No glass containers for flowers shall be used in the cemetery, nor wires to hold flower containers in place. They create a hazard to workmen when mowing.

  11. No more than two decorations per grave shall be allowed and they shall be within 12 inches of the stone, except for the week of Memorial Day.

  12. On or about March 15th of each year, all decorations will be removed from the graves by cemetery caretakers. Anything to be saved must be picked up before that date.

  13. All rubbish from the graves must be deposited at the places designated for such purpose.

  14. To prevent injury to adjoining lots, and to preserve the beauty of the grounds, plantings of any kind shall not be permitted, nor any tree or shrub cut down, removed, or trimmed. The employees of the cemetery must do such work.

  15. This Association shall not be liable for loss or damage to tombstones, monuments, or gravestones caused by fire, lightning, windstorm, cyclone, tornado, or hail, nor any other loss or damage caused by so-called, "Acts of God."

  16. This Association shall not be liable for any damage to tombstones, monuments, or gravestones caused by an act of vandalism, nor for any loss of property due to theft.

  17. Foundations for all headstones, monuments, etc., must be approved by and built under the supervision of the superintendent. The said foundation is to be built at the owner's expense.

  18. No headstone or monument shall be more than 38 inches long, 20 inches wide, and five feet high tor any single gravesite.

  19. Only one headstone or monument shall be permitted per grave.

  20. Temporary grave markers are permitted for a period of six months and will be removed by the cemetery employees at their discretion. Temporary markers cannot be replaced once they have been removed.

  21. When any monument, gravestone, or memorial of any kind is to be removed, any inscription made or cleaning done, permission must be obtained from the Superintendent. Applications for such permission must be made by the owner of the Burial Right, or his or her representative.

  22. When a monument or any structure on a grave is in such condition that it endangers the surroundings, or by reason of neglect, has become objectionable, the Board of Directors must order the owner of such grave to have the monument repaired or removed within a certain time. If such order is not complied with, or such owner cannot be located, the Board of Directors will then act according to their judgement.

  23. The established grade of a lot must not be changed.

  24. No fence or enclosure of any kind will be permitted on burial lots.

  25. No slabs of any description will be permitted.

  26. A permanent grave liner is required at the time of interment. Wooden liners will not be permitted.

  27. This Association reserves the right to remove any stone which would be in conflict with Christian principles and practices.

  28. The Association permits Burial Rights to be held "and/or". Without further designation, this treated by the Association creating a joint tenancy with right of survivorship and not co-ownership as tenants in common. Either owner while alive, has the right individually to give directions regarding or tranfer grave sites. Upon the death of an owner, any rights to the grave sites pass entirely to the surviving joint tenant.

Rules for Visitors

  1. Visitors will be admitted to the cemetery at all times during the day.

  2. No person will be permitted to partake of refreshments in the cemetery.

  3. No fast driving within the cemetery will be allowed, nor driving on the grass.

  4. Every person driving in the cemetery shall be responsible for any damage done by him or caused by any vehicle in his care.

  5. No person will be permitted to enter this cemetery but through the gates. Domestic pets will be allowed on a leash.

  6. All persons are forbidden to pick and cut flowers on their own or any other lot without special permission from the superintendent.

  7. Drivers and others must always keep to the right on the avenues. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn upon any avenue, but must drive around the section on the way out of the cemetery, and otherwise observe the rules and regulations thereof.

  8. Discharging of firearms is prohibited by law in or around the cemetery ground, except at military funerals.

  9. No visitors will be permitted to disturb the birds or animals.

  10. The superintendent is instructed to contact the appropriate law enforcement office and have removed, any person disobeying these rules and regulations, or otherwise misbehaving themselves, while in the cemetery.