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Burial Procedures

Cemetery Office
(435) 723-5813

Rico Gonzales
Cemetery Sexton

Burial Rights

Only permissive burial rights are sold. The City retains title to the Cemetery property. A maximum of four (4) graves can be purchased by any one individual or entity. A certificate of burial rights will be issued to each purchaser after fees are paid in full. Click here for a list of required fees and permits.

Burial rights are conveyed to the person or persons named therein and their heirs perpetually. All legal heirs are presumed to have legal claim to the rights of burial unless specified differently in a legal will or probate court. Burials by or of heirs, after the original parties named on burial certificates are deceased, requires the permission of all living heirs, in writing, on forms supplied by the Sexton.

The Cemetery Master File is considered the correct record. Any discrepancy between the master file and the certificate of burial rights will be considered a clerical error. All proceeds of the resale of reverted property will be replaced in the perpetual care fund (Chapter 5, Title 8 Utah Code Annotated, 1953)

Ordering a Grave Opening

The funeral director or a responsible party can arrange for a grave opening by contacting the Cemetery Sexton by telephone or in person at the Cemetery Office. The required permits need to be completed and fees paid prior to the interment of the deceased, and the funeral director must submit a genealogy sheet. A grave opening requires the following information:

  • the name of the deceased
  • the place of internment (obtained from the Cemetery Master File, unless new purchase)
  • the location, date and time of funeral services
  • the name of the funeral director or mortician

Hours for Burials

Burials are accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the Cemetery. The remains be delivered at the cemetery prior to 4:00 p.m. or the overtime charges set forth by resolution shall be assessed.  No remains will be received at the cemetery on Sundays, holidays, the Saturday before Memorial Day, or the Saturday of Peach Days.

Burials per Grave

It is normal practice to allow only one burial per space. However, double burials can be accommodated provided one of the deceased has been cremated. A 24-hour notice is needed for burials. Special requests or requirements may be handled with the Sexton.


Special arrangements can be made for the interment of infants. More than one burial can be accommodated per full grave space. A special area of the Cemetery is reserved for these burials.


More than one cremation can be accommodated in a full size grave. A Meditation Garden with a columbarium is now available for interment.


Vaults are required for all burials. Vaults should be of concrete, steel or other structurally sound material as approved by the Sexton.

Orientation of Graves

By convention, burial spaces are laid in rows with the head of the grave at the west and foot at the east. Individual grave tracts usually measure four feet wide by ten feet long. Traditional burial custom has the wife placed to the left side of the husband; however, placement is a matter of choice. The Sexton will help in the decision as needed.

Disinterment or Exhumation

Cemetery grounds are sacredly devoted to the interment or repose of the dead. When disinterring or removing remains from the Cemetery is necessary, compliance with all applicable state laws is required. The Sexton will schedule and direct the exhumation after applicable fees have been paid. Consultation with a funeral director is necessary for this procedure.