CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following regulations shall be enforced
in the use and maintenance of cemeteries owned and operated by
the City of Martin and all cemetery deeds issued by the City of
Martin shall make proper reference to these regulations.
A. The city will not allow interment services
before 1:00 PM on Sundays, nor will interment services be
allowed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and News Year’s Day.
B. Visitation at all cemeteries owned by the
City of Martin will be from Sunrise to Sunset
C. No cemetery lot shall be used for any
other purpose than a place for burial of deceased persons.
D. The grades of all lots shall be determined
by the City of Martin.
E. All burials shall be performed by the City
of Martin or its designee for a fee as adopted by the City.
F. No disinterment shall be permitted or
allowed without the written consent or permit of the City of
G. No flowers, shrubs, or trees shall be
planted on a lot and no ornamental objects shall be constructed
without written approval from the City of Martin.
H. Proprietors of lots shall have the right,
under superintendence of the cemetery caretaker, to erect
tombstones, monuments, and other sculptured stone structures on
their lots. However, should any inscription, effigy or structure
be deemed by said City of Martin as unfitting or improper, or
not conductive to the beauty and attractiveness of the
cemeteries, it shall be lawful and made the duty of said City of
Martin to remove same.
I. An rigid outer container is required for
burial in City owner cemeteries.
The City of Martin has adopted the following
rules for floral arrangements and decorations in the Cemetery:
A. All floral arrangements and decorations
will be removed from the ground that interfere with normal
mowing and routine maintenance. This
does NOT include
any decorations placed on
monuments, or on a shepherd-rod that is placed
immediately next to
the stone with the
arrangement hanging over the stone. This also does not include
floral arrangements and decorations placed on new graves.
B. Floral arrangements and decorations placed
on new burial plots will be removed from the ground and
discarded after ten (10) days from burial.
C. Floral arrangements and decorations which
have blown from monuments shall be held in storage for ten (10)
days to be claimed by family members. Any unclaimed items will
D. Unclaimed flower stands may be picked up
at the Cemetery.
E. The City Public Works Department will pick
up any unclaimed floral racks, etc. the first Monday of each
month and they will be discarded.
F. American Flags are encouraged and may be
placed on graves for special occasions: Memorial Day, VE Day,
Korean Armistice, 4th
of July, Veteran’s Day,
Pearl Harbor Day, and etc. Flags will be removed ten (10) days
from date of holiday observance/special occasion.
A. Maximum size of flag: Twelve (12) inches
by eighteen (18) inches with appropriate size stand or pole.