Cemetery Rules & Regulations 

For a more in-depth overview of the Town of Salem Cemeteries, see the Cemetery Rules and Regulations (PDF).

General Rules

  • Drive only on roads and at a rate of speed not to exceed 10 miles per hour.
  • Dogs are not allowed to run at large.
  • Do not walk on grass, trespass upon lots or grounds, or commit any nuisance.
  • Do not pick flowers, either wild or cultivated.
  • No bicycle riding, horseback riding, motorcycles, trail bikes, skateboards, or other such equipment allowed.


The planting of evergreens or shrubs is subject to the approval of the Cemetery Foreman. No rose bushes, trees or hedges are permitted.


Only one central monument be placed upon a lot. Its location and the building of the foundation, therefore, shall be under the direction of the Cemetery Foreman. All grave markers and cornerstones must sit flush to the ground. All monuments must have a foundation.


Foundations for monuments and headstones will be constructed under the supervision of the Cemetery Foreman. This should be on written order from dealers who furnish monuments.

Urns, Receptacles, Etc.

Urns and receptacles for flowers will be inverted when not in use. If permitted to become unsightly, or if not in proper use they will be removed. Flowers will be removed when they become unsightly. Urns must be removed when a central monument is installed, as the same area is reserved for one or the other. The Cemetery is not responsible for damage or theft of urns, shrubs, wreaths, receptacles or baskets.

Glass Containers

The use of glass containers is not permitted as they present a danger to employees.

Number of Containers

The placing of several flower pots and containers on lots is not permitted. These should be placed in a large urn or one container for the general appearance of the Cemetery, and to keep the grass from drying out. The removal of sod and digging holes for inserting pots of flowers, etc. is not permitted. Planting of flowers in front of stones is recommended.


No lot shall be enclosed by any fence, railing, wall, hedge, ditch, or embankment.


If the owner of a lot neglects to care for same properly, and the condition detracts from the appearance of the Cemetery, the Cemetery Foreman may have the lot placed in order.