Rules and Regulations

  1. The cemetery gates will be open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted. The City Clerk’s Office, located at City Hall, 120 E. Main Street, Apopka, will be open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding official City holidays.
  2. The City is not liable for the identity of the remains brought for interment nor for the embalming of the body.
  3. A map or plat of the survey of the cemeteries which shall set forth each burial space shall be maintained in the City Clerk’s Office.
  4. Cemetery personnel shall be responsible for reporting violations of ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining thereto. Cemetery personnel shall also supervise all workers within the boundaries of the cemetery grounds.
  5. The City Clerk shall be responsible for cemetery records, issuing Right of Interment Certificates, transfers, permits for interment and/or disinterment, grave marker permits, collecting fees, and executing applicable cemetery documents.
  6. Entrance into the cemetery shall be by Highland Avenue and Fayette Street only, or as determined by the City.
  7. Cemetery personnel shall be contacted by the City Clerk's Office to assist burial space owners and visitors from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM, except Saturday, Sunday, and City holidays. If deemed necessary by the cemetery personnel, staffing may be adjusted to meet certain needs for weekend and/or holiday requests.
  8. Any person found on the cemetery grounds after dark will be considered trespassing and is subject to law enforcement action.
  9. All persons are prohibited from gathering flowers, either wild or cultivated, or breaking trees, shrubs or plants on the cemetery grounds.
  10. No person shall be permitted to sit on monuments within the cemetery.
  11. Loud talking shall not be permitted upon the cemetery grounds. The use of profane language is forbidden.
  12. Rubbish is to be removed from the cemetery or disposed of properly in waste containers provided by the City.
  13. Automobiles shall not be driven through the cemetery at a speed greater than 5 miles per hour. No person shall park any automobile or any vehicle so as to obstruct cemetery driveways, and no person shall drive or park vehicles on burial spaces, except for burial equipment or grounds maintenance equipment. Motorists damaging any cemetery property shall be responsible for all costs incurred in restoring damaged property to its original condition.
  14. The City reserves the right of ingress and egress on and over any space(s) not occupied or previously purchased. All plats recorded subsequent to the adoption of this ordinance shall document any said ingress and egress.
  15. The sounding of horns, sirens, or other automobile signals within the cemetery is prohibited except in an emergency.
  16. The playing of loud music from any amplifying device is prohibited unless approved by Cemetery Personnel as a part of the burial ceremony.
  17. Heavy hauling trucks or commercial vehicles of any kind are not permitted within the cemetery grounds, except those on business in connection with cemetery work, and only by permission of Cemetery Personnel.
  18. Peddling of flowers, plants, or soliciting the sale of any commodity is absolutely prohibited within the confines of the cemetery.
  19. No signs or notices of advertisements of any kind shall be permitted within the cemetery.
  20. Pets shall not be allowed on the cemetery grounds except in the case of a companion animal to assist a challenged visitor.
  21. Funeral Directors, vault companies and monument companies will be held responsible for the actions of their drivers and other employees within the cemetery.
  22. The City Clerk and cemetery personnel, or their designee, are hereby expressly empowered to enforce these rules and regulations and to expel from the cemetery grounds any person violating the same including employees of outside agencies, burial space owners, and visitors.
  23. Employees within the cemetery shall conduct themselves with decorum at all times and with strict accordance with these rules and regulations, this applies to outside workers, stone masons, florists, etc., as well as those persons directly employed by the City.
  24. No ground sweeping instruments (i.e., metal detectors) shall be allowed in the cemetery.
  25. No person may consume alcoholic beverages within the cemetery or carry such onto the premises.
  26. All orders, inquiries, and complaints by property owners or visitors shall be reported to the City Clerk.
  27. There shall be no loitering on the cemetery grounds.