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Cemetery Regulations

Q. Does the cemetery allow monuments?
A. Many cemeteries (known as “memorial parks”) do not allow monuments whatsoever. Lot owners are restricted to markers which lie flat and even with the grass.


Q. Does the cemetery restrict monuments to certain sections?
A. Some cemeteries have one section for upright memorials and a different section for flat markers.


Q. Does the cemetery require you to purchase a specific number of grave spaces in order to place a monument?
A. If this is true, you should know it at the time of purchase to make certain you buy sufficient space to allow for a monument.


Q. Does the cemetery have size restrictions?
A. This shouldn’t be a problem because Dakota Monument Company can be very creative in designing a monument to fit the space. Be sure to know in advance what, if any, restriction apply.


Q. Does the cemetery have any rules or regulations governing installation of the monument?
A. Some cemeteries may insist on installing the monument themselves and charge a variety of fees for installation, perpetual care (over and above perpetual care of the grave space) and other add-on services. Always ask questions before you purchase a cemetery lot.