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Cemetery Grave Decoration Policy Update

Tooele City Cemetery

GRAVE DECORATIONS POLICY (.pdf) 

Summer Months: (March 1st – October 31st) All decorations must be placed directly on the headstone or concrete border.  No decorations are allowed in the grass around the headstone during these months.  To accommodate mowing, decorations outside of the concrete border will be immediately removed and discarded.  No shepherd hooks are allowed at all during these months. (Please see information specific to Memorial Day below).

Winter Months:  (November 1st – February 28th) All types of decorations are acceptable during these months as long as they are not damaging the Cemetery grounds or obtrusive to neighboring plots.  Grave decorations will not be removed during these months unless they become worn or show weather damage.

Memorial Day: Memorial Day decorations will be allowed to be placed on the grass outside of the concrete border four days prior and six days after Memorial Day. A complete cleanup of the Cemetery will take place the Monday following Memorial Day.

Funeral Flowers:  All funeral flowers will be cleaned up one week following the services.

General Rules:  Vases and/or trinkets made of glass, porcelain, or pottery will not be allowed in the cemetery and cannot be glued to headstones, monuments, or markers. No wire, nails, hangers, steel rods, tent stakes, etc. will be allowed to secure decorations to the ground, and will be removed to protect mowers during daily maintenance.

At the discretion of the cemetery staff, flowers and decorations that become worn or show weather damage will be removed and discarded.

No planting or excavating is permitted in the Tooele City Cemetery.

Tooele City Cemetery is not responsible for any decorations lost, stolen or damaged.

Complete Clean-up:  Weather permitting, cemetery personnel will perform a complete clean-up of the Cemetery grounds on the following dates:

1st Monday in March

Monday following Memorial Day

1st Monday in November

 

Temporary Grave Markers:  The Cemetery will provide a temporary marker for a new burial where no existing headstone exists.  The temporary marker will remain for six months or until a permanent headstone is place, whichever occurs first.

Questions or Problems Call:

Tooele City Cemetery Records Office, (435) 882-4241 or

Kelly Vorwaller, Tooele City Cemetery Supervisor, (435) 241-1014.

 

Records Office Hours:                             9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Cemetery Maintenance Personnel:       7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Cemetery Hours:                                       Dawn till Dusk, 365 Days a Year

 
Updated April 1, 2018