Cemetery Guidelines

Our cemetery guidelines ensure peace and respect for all.

Please feel free to discuss them with any member of our Family Service staff should you require additional clarification or information. We hope they offer you meaningful guidance as we work together to maintain the heritage of Trinity Memorial Gardens now and for the future.

  1. The cemetery’s business hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays.
  2. Given the number of loved ones in our care, and the number of visitors we have each day, the cemetery cannot and will not be responsible for the theft of or damage to personal items, memorials/vases on cemetery grounds.
  3. Please use only the cemetery roadways when operating your vehicle. Parking or driving on lawns is prohibited. The posted speed limit while on the cemetery grounds is 15 miles per hour, and is strictly enforced for the safety of our visitors.
  4. While we recognize the importance and position of pets in many families, we ask that you respect the sanctity of the cemetery by not bringing them with you when you visit.
  5. Hunting and fishing on the grounds is not permitted.
  6. Floral arrangements are allowed outside the subsurface vase from November 15 until April 15. All arrangements are put on gravesites at the property owners’ risk. Please use discretion when placing arrangements. Wreaths, blankets, and small Christmas trees are allowed. All holiday decorations must be removed prior to February 1.
  7. Flower arrangements and other decorations left after a funeral service will be left in place for up to one week. After which time, any arrangements or other items will be removed by cemetery grounds staff.
  8. Outside of the designated period determined by Trinity Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, (see item 6) only fresh or silk flower arrangements are permitted in the sub-surface vase. No solar or battery operated light items of any kind are permitted. It is prohibited to place or attach any items to trees or any area on cemetery property. The use of balloons as part of a memorial decoration may damage the memorial. Inclement weather and prolonged exposure to sunlight can distort the balloon, and may cause permanent discoloration of the memorial. For this reason, use of balloons as a memorial decoration is at your own risk.
  9. The use of breakable items (i.e. glass vases, glass containers, porcelain etc.,) is not permitted. Breakable items pose a serious hazard to cemetery visitors, our maintenance crew and their equipment. For the same reason, we ask that you not use wire, wire pins, or make holes in the soil to secure flower arrangements, or to place rods of any kind in vase or at the gravesite.
  10. While we recognize that taste is an individual matter, we reserve the right to remove from graves sites any items which have deteriorated; which are contrary to cemetery regulations, or do not contribute to the beauty and dignity of the cemetery. We will not be held responsible for such items that may be removed.
  11. We recognize the importance of maintaining each gravesite in the best possible condition. For this reason, we have a full-time grounds crew responsible for all grounds maintenance. For your safety, we ask that you not perform any grounds maintenance yourself or retain others to perform it on your behalf. In the event that the gravesite of a loved one requires special care, we ask that you bring it to the attention of a Family Service staff member. The planting or altering of any area of any garden is not permitted.
  12. In order to maintain the park-like setting of the cemetery, only bronze memorials set flush to a granite foundation will be permitted for memorialization. The granite foundation must be 4” in thickness with a 4” border around the memorial. The edge must be finished with a razor edge cut (i.e., no rough edges) and must be Everlasting Pink in color.
  13. With the exception of mausoleum memorialization, you are not obligated to purchase gravesite memorials and granite from Trinity Memorial Gardens. However, any memorial and/or granite not purchased through the cemetery will be installed only after approval of the Board of Directors, and an appropriate installation and Perpetual Care fee has been assessed. Manufacturer defects on memorialization obtained elsewhere will not be protected under the Trinity Memorial Gardens Perpetual Care Program. Property owners will therefore be responsible for contacting the outside dealer.
  14. Memorialization on our mausoleum crypt fronts are an exclusive design for Trinity Memorial Gardens, Inc. Therefore, all inscriptions, emblems must be purchased through the cemetery. Installation will only be performed by authorized cemetery staff.
  15. In an effort to keep the garden mausoleum as safe as possible, flowers may be placed in a crypt front vase (purchased through the cemetery). They may not be placed in the cracks of the crypts or niches. Anything not in a crypt or niche vase will be removed by cemetery staff.
  16. The installation of dedo pictures, cornerstones, foot markers, and separate vases and/or memory lights on small granite pieces are no longer allowed in the cemetery, due to the cost of maintenance and upkeep.
  17. To avoid maintenance problems, 24x12 companion memorials will no longer be installed on a 62x16 piece of granite at the time of the first interment. Until the second memorial is requested for installation, the first memorial will be placed on a 28x24 piece of granite with a vase assembly. When installation of the second memorial is requested, both memorials will be placed on a 62x16 piece of granite.
  18. Please do not bring food and other refreshments into the cemetery. Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited.
  19. A concrete, metal, or fiberglass vault must be used for each interment.
  20. Transfers of cemetery property and the issuance of deeds can only be done during our regular business hours. It would be greatly appreciated, if you would call and schedule an appointment. Each transfer must be approved by the Board of Directors. Deeds are processed within 30 days of transfer or when account is paid in full.
  21. Anyone caught stealing from gravesites or defacing cemetery property and/or grounds will be subject to criminal prosecution to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
  22. All mausoleum crypts must be paid in full prior to a burial.
  23. This entire set of rules and regulations will be available upon request and subject to change without notice.

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