For the mutual protection of the lot owners as well as the cemetery property, the Board of Trustees adopted the following rules and regulations over the years with the desire to preserve the classic beauty of the cemetery. These regulations are long standing and not new. Our intent is not make your grieving process more difficult but we need your cooperation in abiding by the cemetery rules.
1. Only human remains can be interred. Animals are not permitted.
2. In the special sections of the cemetery (Cremation and Baby Land lot areas), only one interment is permitted per grave.
3. In the Full Sized lot areas of the cemetery, multiple interments are permitted in a grave as long as each interment is identified on a memorial marker. There is a maximum of one full body interment per grave. The number of interments in a grave is dependent on the space of the grave and memorial marker.
4. All remains will be protected with a vault.
5. Vaults for full body burials are provided by funeral homes and outside vendors. Vaults for cremation are included in the cemetery's Interment/Cemetery Maintenance fee.
6. The top of a full body vault will be 20 to 24 inches below ground level. The top of a cremation vaults will be 8 to 12 inches below ground level. The depth specifications were established to provide adequate clearances to enable multiple interments.
7. Prior to interment, the cemetery requires the family or funeral home to signed the “Interment Approval Form”. This form instructs the cemetery on where the remains are to be interred and is attached and filed with the “Lot Card”.
8. Placement of remains within a grave will follow the tradition of the male being on the left the female on the right as you face the marker unless modified by the funeral home or family on the “Interment Approval Form.”
1. The cemetery permits only Bronze flush-to-the-ground markers. Fraternal and religious symbols are permitted if they are a part of the marker.
2. Only one marker per individual is permitted with the exception of Veterans that have a second VA marker.
3. All markers will be installed by cemetery personnel. Outside vendors are not permitted to install markers, vases or scrolls.
4. All markers will be installed using a foundation supplied by the cemetery.
5. The marker with foundation combination will be installed on a tamped sand or gravel base.
6. Markers are aligned on graves to create moving lanes. They are oriented so the text on the marker reads inward to the remains.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1. Floral decorations, wreaths & vesper lights: Vesper lights, fresh-cut and artificial flowers in vases are permitted from Easter until Thanksgiving. Winter wreaths are permitted during the winter months. When vases are not in use, they must be stored in their in-ground holders. Potted and in-ground plants, glassware, balloons, spinners, hats, shepherds hooks and other ornaments are not permitted. Vases are the responsibility of owners. When empty, they must be returned to their holders and kept free of debris. Forest Lawn Memorial Park is not responsible for lost or damaged vases. Dead flowers, unauthorized and out-of-season decorations will be removed by grounds’ personnel.
2. There are to be no fences, hedges, plants, plastic edging, stones, bricks, mulch, pottery, glass or deep trenches around markers. Marker maintenance is the responsibility of owners.