General Rules

  • Lawns in the Cemetery are mowed twice a week. Items placed on lawn areas will be removed and discarded on those days to accommodate mowing.
  • Access to the Cemetery is restricted from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The speed limit inside the Cemetery is 15 miles per hour.
  • Pets and animals are not allowed in the Cemetery at any time.
  • No planting of any type of plant material, or digging or disturbing the sod within the Cemetery is permitted.

Decorations & Flowers Rules

Fresh-cut and artificial flowers are permitted as long as they are placed in a permanent vase located off the ground on an upright headstone (and not in the mow strip). Fresh flowers may be removed and discarded when they become unsightly. Artificial (dried, silk or plastic) flowers and any other type of grave decorations (pinwheels, shepherd hooks, craft items, solar lights, etc.) are not permitted from April 1 to the fourth Monday in November. 

Funeral flowers are discarded when they become unsightly.

All holiday and season decorations may be removed and discarded without notice seven (7) days after the holiday.

A complete cleanup of all flowers and grave decorations takes place on:

  • The 4th week of every month.

Headstone Rules

Headstones can be either flat or upright, with the exception of a few restricted areas.  Please call the cemetery office at 801-497-7140 for details on those restricted areas. 

An upright headstone must be at least 12 inches high, but cannot exceed 36 inches (old section) or 38 inches. All headstones are required to have a 6-inch cement or granite perimeter mow strip around the the base of the headstone. The combined length of the mow strip and the headstone cannot exceed 40 inches in length per burial space (single headstone) or 80 inches for two spaces side-by-side (double headstone). Headstones cannot exceed 32 inches in width (which must include the mow strip). 


Benches are allowed to be set as a headstone but must cover two adult spaces side by side. Benches cannot exceed 70 inches in length and must include at least a 6 inch perimeter mow strip around the entire perimeter of the bench. The bench must sit entirely on a stone or concrete base so that there is no open space underneath the bench. 


Headstones should not be placed earlier than three months following an interment due to settling of the ground and cannot be installed during winter months. The memorial inscription with the name(s) of the deceased must be inscribed so that the inscription faces west. When an adult burial space is divided in half (for a baby or urn), the east half is restricted to a flat marker that is flush with the ground. The City requires a minimum of 24-hour notice before any headstone can be installed in the Cemetery. 

Monument companies need to call and schedule an appointment at 801-497-7140 when they plan to set a headstone in the Cemetery. All headstones will be inspected and measured for compliance on the day the headstone is delivered. Headstones not in compliance with the regulations will be rejected. An inspection fee of $150 must be paid prior to or at the time of setting setting any headstone. Failure to obtain a permit will result in a $1,000 fine.