Ask a Cemetery Question!

Here are some of the commonly-asked questions at Mountain View Cemetery. If you have one, please use the form at the bottom of this page and we will answer it as soon as possible!

What are placement costs?

  • Placement costs (sometimes called opening and closing costs) are labor and administrative fees associated with opening and closing a grave, crypt or niche. The placement fee, which is the responsibility of the family, must be paid in full prior to the day of the service. Placement fees cannot be prepaid.

Do you allow cremation burials on existing graves?

  • Yes, one grave will accommodate a maximum of one full body burial and no more than 4 sets of cremated remains, or only 4 sets of cremated remains without one full body. However, the full body placement may take place after the first cremated remains and before the three additional cremation burials.

How quickly can a service be scheduled?

  • The office requires a 2-3 day notice for all full body services, 1 day for cremated remains.

What are your headstone requirements?

  • Only one marker will be allowed on each grave and must be of standard size. Companion markers, intended to embrace two graves, shall be permitted. Please refer to our “Marker Setting Rules and Regulations” form or additional information.

Can I plant a flower or shrub on my loved ones grave?

  • No plantings of any kind will be permitted on graves.  Cemetery personnel will have charge of planting of trees and shrubs in accordance with a general plan for the landscaping of the grounds.

If I place a seasonal arrangement when should I pick it up?

  • Seasonal decorations will be allowed beginning three days prior to any holiday recognized by the City which includes Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Seasonal decorations must be removed within 7 days after the holiday or the property will be deemed “abandoned” and removed by cemetery personal.

Do you require embalming?

  • Human remains, other than cremated remains, interred in the Mausoleum shall be embalmed. Ground burial does not require embalming of human remains.

Can I sell my lot?

  • The owner of a grave has a right to transfer, assign or give permission by written order for the burial of the remains of others than his immediate family in his grave. Graves cannot be sold, except back to Mountain View Cemetery. The cemetery will buy them back at the original purchase price.

When are the grounds open for visitation?

  • The cemetery is open for visitation 7 days a week. Gates open at dawn and close at dusk daily.