General Rules & Regulations

[Effective September 14, 2017]


Office Hours

The Cemetery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon; holidays other than than Memorial Day excepted.

Gates Open

The Cemetery gates are open during the winter season (November 1 through April 30) from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and during the summer season (May 1 through October 31) from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


All headstones, flat markers or other memorials must meet the Cemetery’s specifications regarding material and dimensions. No memorial may be erected or placed without a written monument permit which has been approved by the Cemetery Foreman. See More Information.

Dogs and Other Pets

Pets must be leashed at all times while on Cemetery property. It is the responsibility of the owners to clean up after their pets. Failure to do so can and will result in the prohibition of pets from the Cemetery.


Admission to the Cemetery grounds is restricted to the posted hours.

Perpetual Care

“Perpetual care” refers to the cutting of grass at seasonable intervals and the raking and maintenance of the grounds. It does not include the care, repair or replacement of any monument, memorial, headstone, marker, tree, plant, shrub or any other thing placed thereon.

Plantings and Decorations

The Cemetery reserves the right to control any tree, shrub, plant and vine growing within the Cemetery, whether or not planted by the owners of a lot or grave.

The owners of lots, graves, mausoleums or other interment space with suitable area and soil conditions may plant a flower bed restricted to the width of the monument and no more than 12” in depth.

Artificial flowers, figurines, wooden objects, fences, bricks, solar lights, crockery, glassware, plastics, metal objects, statuettes, knick knacks, toys, balloons and similar ornaments may not be placed upon any grave site or attached to any memorial, mausoleum or crypt. If so placed, they shall be removed without notice.

Regarding our Spring Plantings, See More Information.

Floral Memorials

FUNERALS — Cut flowers, sprays and other funeral bouquets will be removed from a grave as soon as they fade or become unsightly. In no case shall they remain longer than five days on the site after the funeral.

MEMORIAL DAY — Fresh cut flowers or a potted planting are allowed from the last week in May through the last week of June.

CHRISTMAS — Wreaths or sprays of natural evergreen are allowed from December 15 until March 1.

ANNIVERSARY — Fresh cut flowers or a potted planting are allowed for a two-week period at the anniversary of death.

Wreaths, sprays, bouquets and other design of artificial materials are not approved.

The Cemetery cannot be responsible for plantings and decorations damaged by the elements, by thieves, vandals or by other causes beyond its control.

Liability for Loss or Damage

Cedar Grove Cemetery expressly disclaims all responsibility or liability for any accident, loss or damage to any person or property resulting from the ordinary hazards of cemetery work, and especially from loss or damage due or incident caused due to fire, theft, vandalism, accidents or the unlawful or malicious acts of other persons.

Right to Change Rules and Regulations

The Trustees may adopt and they hereby expressly reserve the right at any time to adopt new rules and regulations, or to amend or repeal and rule, regulation or article, section, paragraph or sentence in these Rules and Regulations or any rules and regulations which may later be adopted.