Additional regulations may apply in your area.

Consult your deed or the Cemetery office for details.

Cemetery Disclosures & Information as Provided by the New York State Cemetery Board

General Rules and Regulations

Cemetery gate will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Burial of persons not of the Jewish faith is strictly prohibited. Only one body or cremains shall be permitted in one grave. All remains must be in a rigid container. The burial of cremains and burial of a casket will not be permitted in the same grave. The scattering of cremains is prohibited. The burial or scattering of the remains from Natural Organic Reduction is prohibited. Burial of pet cremains is strictly prohibited.

Liquors or refreshments will not be permitted upon Cemetery grounds. Solicitations or advertisements of any description prohibited in the Cemetery.

All persons are prohibited from climbing trees and from leaping or crossing over enclosures whether belonging to the Cemetery Corporation or others.

Plot owners and their relatives may enter the Cemetery at all reasonable hours. Any person violating the rules of the Cemetery or injuring in any way the property therein, or acting in any manner unbecoming the sanctity of the place shall forthwith be deprived of the privilege of entrance and if deemed necessary, will be prosecuted by law.

Owners of lots, when opening graves, must keep at least six inches withing the limits of their lots, preventing damage to adjoining land. All graves shall be of a depth required by legal authorities.

The charges for opening and closing graves will be regulated by the Board of Directors from time to time. All such work shall be done by the Superintendent of the Cemetery.

No interment or work of any description permitted without a written permit from the plot owner. Plot owners may adorn their lots with flowers or shrubs. Permanent granite markers may be placed at corner subject to approval by Board of Directors. All markers shall be set on the dividing line.

Any sale, assignment, or conveyance of the use of a lot or lots will be accepted if made in accordance with the provisions of law. In such case, the deed of conveyance, if any, must be recorded in the office of the Cemetery, and a recording fee will be charged. Plots shall be kept clean at the owner's expense.

The Directors from time to time may, without notice, lay out or alter avenues, paths, or walks and make such rules and regulations for the government of the grounds as they may deem requisite and proper to secure and promote the general objects of the Corporation.

To protect the Cemetery from damage or injury, work of any nature or description must be under the supervision of the Superintendent. Application for permission must state the nature and a plan of the work must be filed. If approved, the Superintendent will issue a written permit therefore for which a reasonable fee must be paid to cover the cost of supervision. This permit must be available for inspection as work progresses and if work is not being done in accordance with these rules and regulations it may be cancelled.

All work must start before 3 PM and stop not later than 4:00 PM. All workmen must leave the Cemetery not later than 4:30 PM. No work shall be done on Saturdays, Sundays, Religious or Legal Holidays. No work shall be started on Friday, which cannot be finished, and the debris entirely removed before the hour for ceasing work on that day. Building of foundations is prohibited between December 15th and March 15th. Construction work will not be permitted when the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. When work is suspended due to the above regulations or for other reasons, all materials pertaining thereto must be confined to the plot or removed to such place, as the Cemetery may direct. Mixing cement, etc. on the roads or paths is prohibited. Boxes must be provided in all cases.

All foundations for monuments shall be built by the Cemetery Corporation and be paid for in advance. A sketch giving complete dimensions of the construction work must accompany all foundation orders. Notification will be mailed when the foundations have been completed.

Monuments with pictures, designs or inscriptions of any improper kind, or anything contrary to the Jewish faith or creed, must not be erected, or they will be immediately removed at the owner's expense. All stonework shall be subject to the approval of the Directors.

All monument work shall be clean and cut and erected in a first -class workmanlike manner. Rusted surfaces, natural rock seam faces, or Plaster of Paris from polishing machines shall be pointed off clean. All monument work shall have the surface next to the foundation dressed true to allow every part to be in contact with the foundation. The removal or building of any part of the foundation, or any defective workmanship in the base will not be allowed.

All mausoleums, monuments, enclosures, etc. shall be of newly- cut monumental granite. Old or second-hand granite or building materials of any description whatsoever will not be accepted. The erection or use of wood, marble or iron is prohibited, excepting that marble slabs may be used to mark the graves of children not over ten years of age, or to mark single reserved graves.

All monuments, except marble slabs for children or markers for reserved graves, shall rest on foundations ordered and paid for by the Monument dealer, and built by the Cemetery authorities. All foundations must be ordered built the full size of the base or sill to be set on same. Bases larger than the foundation ordered may be returned at the direction of the Cemetery.

No stones may be dropped in the Cemetery. Setting must be completed when the stone is delivered.

Monuments in single grave sections may not be over six (6') fee high including bases. Foundations for double stones must be arched.

Monuments to be placed at the head of single graves in any society or public ground shall not be more than two feet, four inches (2'4") in width at any part of the base or stone above the base. Granite ledger slabs ten (10") inches thick and the full size of the grave will be permitted if set on foundations built at the head and foot of the grave. Granite footstones may be set at the foot of all graves if set on foundations. The entire surface length of graves shall not exceed six (6') feet overall. No footstone shall be more than two (2') feet wide nor one foot six (1'6") inches above ground. Monuments must be properly doweled to the base. Foot pieces shall have no bases.

Private family plots shall have but one monument bearing the family name and placed in the rear center of the plot. Headstones in any family plot are prohibited. Footstones may be placed at the foot of every grave.

Headstones, slabs, or monuments which have fallen, or which require repairing, will be removed by the order of the Directors at the owner's expense unless replaced within ten (10) days after notification.

All entrances shall be set on a granite sill having a proper foundation. Society entrances shall be set back three (3') feet from the front line of the property. Sides and rear of entrance posts not polished shall be bush hammered to a true and even surface; rock face entrance posts prohibited. Arched entrances will not be permitted. No stones may be set on rainy days. Planks must be used across ground where stones are drawn. All waste materials, etc. remaining after erection or repair of any work whatsoever, must be removed by the contractor or plot owner within three days, otherwise the same will be removed by the Superintendent of the Cemetery at the owner's expense.

Mausoleums will not be permitted on any plot containing less than twenty by thirty (20' x 30") feet in dimensions. No mausoleum may be erected withing sixty- five (65') feet of the main road or forty- five (45') feet of any other road. Full plans and specifications must first be filed and approved at the office of the Cemetery.