Hillcrest Municipal Cemetery
Rules and Regulations
Adopted October 7, 2003
Amended on April 3, 2007, October 6, 2009, July 6, 2010, & April 5, 2011, August 19, 2014
- Cemetery hours are sunrise to sunset.
- The Cemetery rules and regulations may be changed without notice to any owner by the Cemetery.
- There will be only one (1) interment to each space. There may be two (2) cremations to one space. A single (1) cremation may be allowed over existing interments.
- All lots or spaces will be used for human remains only.
- Use of facilities and services are subject to the rules and regulations of the Cemetery now in force or that hereafter be adopted.
- A permanent outer enclosure, approved by the Cemetery, must be used for casket interment.
- No person other than an employee of the Cemetery or the City of White House shall be allowed to perform any work on any grave or lot within the grounds without permission of the Cemetery.
- All markers must be pre-approved prior to placement. The phone number is 672-4350, ext. 2114.
- All markers, whether flush or supported on a base, must have a foundation of concrete.
- Head stones must either be on a base stone, or flush with the ground.
- All foot markers must be flush with the ground. Minimum size of foot markers will be 7" x 14".
- A fee of $200 will be charged at the time of burial for a marker. Within a year from that time, if the family has placed a marker on its own, the Cemetery will refund the $200.
- All ground burials require an outer burial container.
- It is the responsibility of any heir to a plot to notify the Secretary of the Cemetery Board of the transfer so that proper recording can be made.
- The Cemetery will accept no responsibility for errors that might inadvertently occur in connection with telephone orders.
- The Cemetery will be maintained in keeping with a well preserved burial park, including the cutting of grass and trimming of shrubs and trees at reasonable intervals; the procuring, maintaining and keeping in reasonable condition the machinery, tools and equipment needed for that purpose, and replacing same when necessary; keeping in repair the drains, water lines, roads, buildings, fences and other structures; painting or otherwise preserving same at reasonable periods, maintaining the necessary records of lot ownership and burials, and other necessary information, and making same available to the public authorities and interested persons.
- The Cemetery will not finance lot purchases. Pre-need payment of opening and closing costs will not be accepted. (Adopted Oct. 6th, 2009)
- The Cemetery may require an affidavit of heirship or probated will in order for an individual to claim property of a deceased ancestor. (Adopted July 6th, 2010)
- All monument foundations are installed by the Cemetery at a cost of 25¢ per square inch. (Adopted April 5th, 2011)
- Glass containers and tin cans will not be allowed to remain on gravesites for cut flowers or watering purposes. Flower receptacles of glass are prohibited, as they are a hazard to cemetery employees and visitors.
- There will be NO planting of trees, shrubs, or flowers in the ground by the lessee of the cemetery plot; nor will there be any gravel or rock placed on the plot.
- All decorations should be removed from the ground prior to mowing season, and none placed until after mowing season each year. Ornaments, figurines, and trinkets are not allowed to be placed on markers at any time.
- The Cemetery will not be responsible for the repair of damaged markers and/or vases. All pots and urns are to be placed at the side of the memorial marker and not in front or rear for ease of mowing.
- Plot lessees and visitors are requested to assist the Cemetery in maintaining the beauty of the lawns by refraining from placing on plots numerous obstacles that hinder proper lawn mowing, thereby increasing the cost of maintenance.
- No wooden, cast-iron, concrete, etc. benches or chairs, or wooden or wire trellises or shepherd hooks, shall be permitted to be brought on cemetery grounds.
- All work and plantings of any kind on all lots and graves is strictly prohibited. Cut flowers may be used at any time.
- The Cemetery reserves the right to remove all flowers, potted plants, summer wreaths or baskets of flowers when they become withered, or for any reason. Cemetery personnel are to make such removals when in their judgment it is in the best interest of the Cemetery.