Our Rules and Regulations Benefit Everyone at Oak Hill Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington, CT
95 Flanders Street
Southington, CT 06489
860-628-0643



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Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington, CT

Welcome to Southington's Scenic, Historical Cemetery

95 Flanders Street
Southington, CT 06489
860-628-0643



General:
1. The cemetery will be open at 8:30AM. Closing time is at dusk when all persons must leave the grounds.
2.Visitors must respect the solemnity of the place and observe the rules established for the purposes of securing quiet and good order.
3.Children are not permitted on the grounds unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
4.Dogs and firearms are not permitted on any part of the grounds.
5.The Association reserves the right to remove any plants, monuments, markers or inscriptions that are deemed objectionable or injurious.

Internments:
1. Applications for burials must be made at least 48 hours before the time of internment, and, although there is no guarantee, every effort will be made to have the grave ready.
2.The bodies of two or more persons cannot be placed in the same burial space, except that of one body and one cremated remains. Multiple cremated remains, to a maximum of four, can be placed in the same grave.
3.All graves must be opened and closed under the supervision of the Superintendent, or if he is not available, his assistant.

Memorials:
1.One marker only will be allowed on any one grave space and must be pre-approved by the Superintendent. 
2.No monument or other memorial shall be contracted for until a plan, showing the design, material, finish, size and inscription, is submitted to the Superintendent and approved.
3.Sculptural garden items are not allowed.
4.No new coping, hedge or other type of enclosure will be permitted in the cemetery.
5.The reproduction of a photograph on glass or other similar material should not be attached to the memorial or otherwise displayed; ceramics are allowed pending Superintendent’s approval.
6.Foundations for memorial monuments and markers shall be constructed by cemetery employees, and payment is required in advance for these foundations.
7.Notice of intention to set a monument or marker must be given at least one day in advance of the work (no weekends).
8.Markers of a temporary nature, not requiring a foundation, will be permitted for only 30 days following internment.

Floral and Other Decoration:
1. Floral decorations are limited to one flower box per grave of reasonable size (not more than 1 foot in length) to facilitate mowing and trimming in the cemetery.
2.Any cement box or unusual type of flower container must be approved by the Superintendent before it is placed on the lot.
3.Artificial flowers or decorations of any kind are forbidden between April 1 and November 15. Artificial flowers are permitted between November 16 and March 31, and must be in containers, readily removed if necessary. All winter decorations remaining after April 15 will be removed and disposed of by the cemetery.
4.Any flower container remaining without living plants, after a reasonable time, may be removed.
5.American flags and fraternal emblems will be allowed on lots as long as they remain in good condition.
6.No shells, toys, metal ornaments, tin cars, knick-knacks, wood or iron crosses or similar articles are allowed on any lot or grave, and if so placed, may be removed by the cemetery.

These rules and regulations may be changed and/or added to at the discretions of the Oak Hill Board of Directors.

September, 2016

Oak Hill Cemetery Columbarium Rules & Regulations Summary

General:
  •  The cemetery will be open at 8:30AM. Closing time is at dusk when all persons must leave the grounds.
  • Visitors must respect the solemnity of the place and observe the rules established for the purposes of securing quiet and good order.
  • Children are not permitted on the grounds unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Dogs and firearms are not permitted on any part of the grounds.
  • The Association reserves the right to remove any plants, monuments, markers or inscriptions that are deemed objectionable or injurious.

Internments:
  • Any burial requires prior notice of and approval by the cemetery Superintendent.

Lettering and Engraving
  • Plans for lettering ad engraving of the Columbarium must be submitted to the Superintendent for approval. In order to be approved, the plans must be submitted in writing and in the form of a drawing by the person who will be doing the work.

Ornamentation
  • No plantings are allowed in front of or around the Columbarium
  • No items are to be left on top of or around the Columbarium
  • No items are to be stuck on the tiles.

These rules and regulations may be changed and/or added to at the discretion of the Oak Hill Board of Directors.

September, 2016