Rules of the Association

  1. Meeting House Hill Cemetery is an independent, nonprofit 501(C)(13) corporation.
  2. Purchase of plots does not guarantee usability.  If a plot is not viable for burial, a substitution will be made if available.
  3. The transfer of previously sold lots requires presentation of the original deed on back of which is written:  I hearby transfer lot or portion of lot (designate grave numbers) to:”
    1. Name of new owner
    2. Date of transfer
    3. Signature of original owner, his or her heirs or assigns

No person shall be recognized as owner or part owner unless so recorded by the authorized agent of the Company.

  1. No monument or markers shall be placed on any lot until said lot is paid in full.  Placement must be coordinated with the Sexton.
  2. Corner markers are required.
  3. Monument foundation should be at least 3½ feet deep.
  4. Monuments will be placed on the west side of the lot for uniformity.
  5. Vaults are required for full burials.
  6. Any planting must be approved by the Sexton.
  7. Company will not be responsible for maintaining trees, shrubs or plantings, but retains the right to cut back growth that is encroaching on adjacent lots or has become unruly.
  8. No plantings are allowed behind (west side) of monuments as each lot abuts.
  9. The caretaker will have the right to remove all flowers as soon as they fade or become unsightly.
  10. No artificial flowers or ornamentation will be permitted.  Exceptions are made for holidays.  All holiday embellishments and decorations must be removed by families within one week following the holiday, after which time, they will be removed by cemetery staff.
  11. Cemetery staff cannot be held responsible for any items left on graves.  Mementos placed on monument bases are discouraged as the groundskeepers will be unable to blow off grass clippings that accumulate during maintenance.
  12. A fee will be payable to MHHC at the time of internment for full burial or cremation in addition to the fee for preparing the gravesite.
  13. Winter burials are permitted.  Family will be responsible for snow removal charges.
  14. Cemetery gates will open at 8 am and be locked at sunset, or at the discretion of the caretaker during the months of April through October.
  15. The gates will be locked for car access during the winter months, but foot travel is permitted.