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Headstone Requirements

Per City Code 8.32.190


Within ninety (90) days after the interment, the owner or relatives shall place or cause to be placed upon the grave, a suitable marker with the name of the deceased person plainly inscribed thereon.



All grave markers shall be securely set in a concrete foundation at least six inches (6") thick, or the grave marker shall consist of one solid piece of granite six inches (6”) thick. All grave markers shall also be surrounded by a six inch (6”) wide border of concrete or granite that will act as a mowing strip.

Markers for a full size lot, shall have a maximum length of forty inches (40") for single burials, and eighty inches (80") for double burials, with a maximum width of forty inches (40").

Markers where infants or urns are buried shall not exceed forty inches (40") by twenty-five inches (25").

Maximum dimensions listed above include the six inch (6”) concrete or granite border.

All grave markers shall be placed flush with the ground. No upright headstones shall be allowed in the cemetery. Grave markers shall be made from long-lasting weather resistant materials such as stone, concrete, bronze, or other similar material approved by the city sexton.

All grave markers shall be placed at the head of the grave, except when one (1) additional grave marker, supplied by the Veteran's Administration, may be placed at the foot of the grave.

Please note: The city shall not be responsible for the repair or replacement of headstones and grave markers of any nature.

Except as otherwise stated above, only one grave marker per lot shall be permitted regardless of the number of human remains buried in the lot.