Cemetery Policies

Headstones
All headstones placed within the mowing strip must be flat.

Length
For a single space lot, the headstone can be up to 4 feet in length. For a double space, the headstone can be up to 9 feet in length.

Each headstone must have a minimum 5-inch cement border; however, where possible, we recommend a larger border to facilitate decorations during the summer months.

Height
The headstone can be either an upright or a flat headstone; there are no rules regarding the height.

Shape
You may choose the shape of the headstone, as long as it fits in your space.

Decorations
Summer (March 15th - October 31st)
All decorations must be placed directly on the headstone or concrete border. No shepherd hooks or any other decorations are allowed in the grass around the headstone during these months.

Winter (November 1st - March 14th)
All types of decorations are acceptable during these months as long as they are not damaging the cemetery grounds or obtrusive to neighboring plots.

Special Christmas Decorations
The American Fork Cemetery allows almost any type of decoration during the Christmas season. All Christmas decorations need to be removed no later than the last week of January.

Due to the powerful turf equipment that is used for mowing and trimming on the cemetery grounds, wires and glass containers will not be allowed. Any decorations that have wire or glass containers will be removed immediately and discarded.

Decoration Removal
Memorial Day
All decorations will be removed the Monday following Memorial Day.

Christmas
All decorations will be removed during the 1st week of February, weather permitting.

Other holidays
All decorations will be removed 2 weeks after the holiday, weather permitting.

*All funeral flowers will be cleaned up 1 week following the services.
*At the discretion of the cemetery staff, all old and unsightly decorations will be removed.