THE RULES AND REGULATIONS are the Grantor’s (Larkin Memorial Corporation) directions as referenced in the Deed. The Grantor shall implement these Rules and Regulations or directions through the Cemetery Management of Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery and Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, (hereinafter referred to as “Cemetery or Cemeteries”). These Rules and Regulations are subject to any provisions of applicable laws of Utah. These Rules and Regulations are designed for the protection of owners of cemetery property and to provide safety and enjoyment to visitors. The Cemetery Management shall, under the direction of the Board of Directors, have absolute charge of the Cemetery and is authorized to enforce the rules to maintain order and supervise all workmen, visitors, and drivers of vehicles. Smoking/Vaping within the mausoleum is strictly prohibited. All persons entering the Cemetery shall obey all rules and regulations adopted by the Cemetery.
Neither the Grantor or Cemetery will be held liable for any act of property owners, visitors, licensees or trespassers within the cemetery or for any damage to person or property within the Cemetery. Neither the Grantor or Cemetery shall be liable for any damage caused by the elements, an act of God, common enemy, thieves, vandals, strikers, malicious mischief makers, explosions, unavoidable accidents, invasion, insurrections, riots or order of any military or civil authority, whether the damage be direct or collateral, other than as herein provided.
CARE OF THE CEMETERY
The Cemetery is a private endowment care cemetery. “Endowment care” means the general maintenance of the cemetery and mausoleum areas. This care is made possible under an arrangement whereby a portion of the purchase price realized from the original sale of any cemetery property is placed in a Trust fund. The endowment care funds are used to permanently maintain the cemetery grounds and the equipment needed for the operation and beautification of the cemeteries. Care and maintenance shall be provided only in so far as the net income from the amount deposited in the Trust will permit.
The Cemetery shall have the authority to remove all floral designs, flowers, weeds, trees, shrubs, plants or herbage of any kind from the cemetery as soon as, in the judgment of the Cemetery Management, they become unsightly, dangerous, diseased, detrimental to adjacent graves, or when they do not comply with the standards maintained in the cemetery or if for any other reason their removal is deemed necessary. The Cemetery also reserves the right to prevent the removal of any said item above, unless it gives its consent. All maintenance of the cemetery grounds shall be performed by the Cemeteries grounds crew or by those whom the Cemetery Management has contracted with. Planting or digging, by other than cemetery personnel, is prohibited. Personal landscaping of cemetery property, including shrubs and trees, is not allowed. The Grantor and Cemetery Management have no control over the actions of wildlife that may enter the cemetery grounds.
The right to enlarge, reduce, replat or change the boundaries or grading of the Cemetery or of a section or sections, from time to time, including the right to modify or change the locations of any part thereof or remove or regrade, roads, drives and walks, is hereby expressly reserved. The right to lay, maintain and operate, or alter or change pipelines or gutters for sprinkling systems, drainage, etc., is also expressly reserved, as well as is the right to use Cemetery property, not sold to individual owners, for Cemetery purposes. The Cemetery reserves to itself and to those lawfully entitled thereto, a perpetual right of ingress and egress over graves for purposes of passage to and from graves.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Cemetery is open from dawn until dusk every day of the week.
Larkin Sunset Gardens Mausoleum will be open Monday through Saturday from 9a.m. to 6p.m. and on Sunday from 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum will be open Monday through Saturday from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. and on Sunday and Holidays from 2p.m. to 4p.m.
The Mortuary will be open Monday through Saturday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS
Artificial flowers and decorations are permitted for use in the vases of upright monuments. These types of decorations are permitted on all graves during the non-mowing months (November through February). These restrictions are in place for the safety of our staff and others and for the protection of the equipment used to maintain the cemetery grounds. The Cemetery will dispose of these items as necessary.
Holiday decorations are removed one week after the holiday. The only exception is Christmas – decorations will be removed on January 15th. The Cemetery recognizes the following holidays: Valentine’s Day, St.Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day,Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Twenty-fourth of July, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Glass jars, tin cans, pottery, wire, temporary metal grave markers, fencing, any type of rock décor or similar objects are always prohibited.
In the case that you are placing decorations on a loved one’s grave for a special occasion such as a birthdate, death date anniversary, wedding anniversary etc. and you would like the decorations to remain at the grave site for a week, you may stop in at the mortuary and receive an orange tag from the receptionist. This tag is to be attached, in a visible place, to your decoration. The cemetery grounds crew will not remove this decoration until the date listed on said tag.
Mausoleum / Niche Flowers and Decorations:
Walkway surfaces cannot be decorated with floral arrangements or other objects. The only floral receptacles permitted are the vases that are attached to crypt and niche fronts by the cemetery personnel. The Cemetery reserves the right to limit floral tributes and remove any and all flowers, wreaths or other decorations from the mausoleum or niche features as soon as they become unsightly. No vinyl, stickers, photos or decorative objects may be affixed to the crypt or niche fronts by tape or any other means.
Glass Front Niche Decoration
Decorations that are to be placed within the niche are to be appropriate for the setting of the mausoleum. Mementos must be in good taste, reflecting positive community-oriented remembrances of the deceased. They may reflect social, religious, political, family, professional and community ideals. They must not be found offensive to the public at large. The Cemetery reserves the right to decline or remove any item which it deems to be objectionable.
If the owner of a niche wants to place or change out the decorations which are inside a niche, there will be a required change over fee at the current listed price. The owner of the niche or their agents must sign an interment authorization form every time a niche is to be opened. A minimum of 24-hour notice is required prior to the opening of a niche and the fee associated must be paid in full before a niche will be opened.
The Cemetery reserves the right to deny any urn based solely on its aesthetic value or lack thereof at the sole discretion of the Grantor or Cemetery. No temporary style of urn will be accepted for use.
PURCHASING / SELLING / TRANSFERRING OF CEMETERY PROPERTY
The purchase of cemetery property can be done by contacting one of the cemeteries/preneed specialists who work with the Cemeteries or by purchasing property from a current property owner who is selling said property. When the full purchase price of any property is paid the Grantor will issue a Cemetery Deed to the purchaser.
The Cemetery does not buy back cemetery property that has already been purchased. To sell cemetery property that you own you may do so by advertising the sale to the public through what means possible. To finalize a sale of property the seller will need to come to the cemetery office and sign the Quit Claim Deed paperwork and pay the associated documentation fee.
Cemetery property may be transferred to another location within the cemetery or traded for funeral plans. Please refer to the Larkin Cemeteries Property Trade-in Policies for this information.
INTERMENT / INURNMENT / ENTOMBMENT / INNICHEMENT REGULATIONS
Internment / Inurnment
A grave within the Cemetery shall be used for no other purpose than the burial of the human dead. The Cemetery requires that all requests to open a grave be done so in person by the owner of the property, or his or her authorized representative on the Cemetery’s authorization form at least 24 hours prior to service. All charges must be paid in full before the interment/inurnment is to take place. No interment/inurnment shall be permitted, nor headstone placed upon any grave which is not fully paid. All interments/inurnments must be performed by the Cemetery, its agents and employees only.
Outer Burial containers (grave liner, vaults, infant casket/vault combinations and/or urn vaults), approved by the cemetery, must be used for each interment and/or inurnment. The Cemetery reserves the right to install all outer burial containers.
No more than two markers may be placed on a grave. The Cemetery reserves the right to install all markers/monuments. Please see the Memorial Markers section for more details pertaining to the rules and regulations of markers/monuments.
The dimensions of each grave space have been designated in the planning and development of each cemetery garden and there shall be no obligation to accept an outer burial container that will not fit into a single grave space. If the purchase of more than one grave is necessary for an interment to take place, the cost of said grave will be at the current listed price and will need to be paid in full before interment can take place.
Each single depth full-size grave located within the Cemetery is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 3 deceased individual’s dispositions, permitting a minimum of a 12-inch variance between the top of the outer burial container and ground surface level. Please refer to the supporting single depth burial document for examples.
Double depth interments are permitted in all graves at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery and within the designated double depth areas of the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. If double depth burial is desired in a non-designated area of the cemetery, permission must be acquired from the Grantor and applicable charges will apply.
Each double depth full-size grave located within the Cemetery is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 4 deceased individual’s dispositions, permitting a minimum of a 12-inch variance between the top of the outer burial container and ground surface level. Please refer to the supporting double depth burial document for examples.
Each full-size cremation grave within the Cemetery is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 2 deceased individual’s dispositions as space permits. Please refer to the supporting cremation grave document for examples.
Each Babyland grave space within the Cemetery is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 2 deceased individual’s dispositions as space permits. Please refer to the supporting Babyland grave space document for examples.
Entombment / Innichement
A Crypt/Niche within the Cemetery shall be used for no other purpose than the entombment/innichement of the human dead. The Cemetery requires that all requests to open a crypt or niche be done so in person by the owner of the property, or his or her authorized representative on the Cemetery’s authorization form at least 24 hours prior to service. Embalming is required as a condition for entombment in all mausoleum crypts. Each casket is also required to be placed in a protective casket enclosure system before entombment takes place. All charges must be paid in full before entombment/innichement is to take place. No entombment/innichement shall be permitted, nor lettering placed upon any crypt/niche which is not fully paid. No entombment/innichement of animal remains is allowed. All entombments/innichements must be performed by the Cemetery, its agents and employees only.
The interior dimensions of crypts and niches may vary and there shall be no obligation to accept a casket or urn that will not fit into the crypt or niche. Each crypt and niche are constructed to hold a specific number of caskets and/or cremated remains and are allowed to accommodate the following:
Each single crypt is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 3 deceased individual’s dispositions as space permits. Please refer to the supporting single crypt entombment document for examples.
Each tandem/companion crypt is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 3 deceased individual’s dispositions as space permits. Please refer to the supporting tandem/companion crypt entombment document for examples.
Each single niche is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 3 deceased individual’s dispositions as space permits. Please refer to the supporting single niche innichement document for examples.
Each companion niche is allowed to accommodate up to a total of 3 deceased individual’s dispositions as space permits. Please refer to the supporting companion niche innichement document for examples.
Each single niche boulder and/or granite coping block is allowed to accommodate a total of 1 deceased individual’s disposition.
Each companion niche boulder is allowed to accommodate a total of 2 deceased individual’s dispositions.
MEMORIAL MARKERS / CRYPT/NICHE FRONTS / OSSUARY CENOTAPH
Memorial markers must be inspected and approved for quality, style, material, size, design, language, content, per specifications determined by the Cemetery Management and be installed by the Cemetery personnel. The Cemetery Management shall have the authority to reject any memorial based on the criteria above.
All fees due on the grave/crypt/niche space and funeral/memorial service performed by the Grantor must be paid prior to any memorial marker being placed on the grave/crypt/niche space, including any installation fees.
Flat markers made of granite or bronze are allowed in designated gardens of the Cemetery. Upright monuments and benches are allowed in designated areas and can only be purchased from the Cemetery. No more than two markers may be placed on a grave. The maximum size of a granite marker on a single grave shall be 18” by 32”, and on two graves shall be 20” by 48”. All flat granite markers must be at minimum 4” thick and have a 1” frosted border with no engraving in the border. The maximum size of a bronze marker on a single grave shall be 16” by 28”, and on two graves shall be 14” by 44”, with the appropriate granite or concrete border determined by the Cemetery Management. No bell/crescent shaped markers are allowed. All markers will be set flush with and follow the contour of the established grade. The cemetery is not liable for any photograph(s) that become damaged or separates from its memorial. Replacement or re-attachment of a photograph will be charged in accordance with current listed prices.
Upon delivery of a marker to the cemetery, all families will be assessed a setting and one-time maintenance fee. The one-time maintenance fee will cover the marker trimming during the mowing season, raise and level of marker and/or vase due to settling after installation and the cemetery’s replacement costs of the memorial marker and/or vase if damage has occurred to the granite or bronze due to any maintenance equipment operations. The maintenance fee will not cover bronze refinishing due to weathering, the replacement of any ceramic photographs or any personal items left at or on the memorial marker.
The standard engraving (name, dates and a standard design) of a granite crypt/niche front is included in the purchase of the granite crypt/niche. Additional/special engravings or pictures will be charged in accordance with the current listed price. Each granite crypt/niche is allowed to have no more than three (3) names of deceased individuals engraved on the granite front as long as space permits.
The ossuary cenotaph will be engraved periodically with the new names and dates of decedents whose cremated remains have been placed within the ossuary. The inscription that will appear on the cenotaph will include the decedents name (maximum of 20 characters) and the year of birth and death. No placement of animal remains is allowed within the ossuary.
The Grantor and Cemetery reserve the right to correct any errors made by placing an improper inscription, description, incorrect name or date on the memorial. They shall also have the right to relocate any memorial that may be placed on an improper grave space to be marked.
MEMORIAL MARKER VASES
Invertible vases only are to be used as floral receptacles on flat graves. Other vases will be removed. All invertible vases must have either a separate 12” granite or concrete collar or be part of the manufactured memorial marker. Included in the purchase of an upright monument is a stationary vase or vases, depending on the size of the monument, to be used as floral receptacles.
DISINTERMENT / REINTERMENT
The Grantor must balance its responsibilities for the health, welfare, and safety of its employees and the public with the requests of a burial right owner when asked to disinter human remains. Any request to disinter human remains shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. The Cemetery shall not disinter the remains of a person who died from a contagious disease within two years after the date of burial, unless the body was buried in a hermetically sealed casket or vault and is found to be so encased at the time of disinterment. All disinterments and reinterments performed in the Cemetery must be performed by the Cemetery, its agents and employees only. The Cemetery Sexton shall determine whether a disinterment poses a danger to the health, safety, or welfare of Grantor’s employees or the public. The Cemetery Sexton may refuse to perform a disinterment if he/she determines there is a danger to the health, safety, or welfare to the Grantor’s employees or the public. The Cemetery Sexton may also refuse to authorize a disinterment if he/she determines that the disinterment would disturb or damage an adjacent lot. The Cemetery Sexton may make his/her determination at any time during the disinterment process. The Cemetery shall provide supervision for every disinterment. Upon a determination that a disinterment poses no danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the Grantor’s employees or the public and that the disinterment would not disturb or damage an adjacent burial lot, the Cemetery shall excavate and refill the burial lot. Notwithstanding these provisions, the Cemetery shall comply with any court order. All fee’s due to the Cemetery, Rocky Mountain Vault, Larkin Memorial Corporation, other cemeteries and the State must be paid in full before disinterments/reinterments are to be performed. Disinterments/Reinterments will be scheduled upon availability of the Cemetery crew due to the Cemetery’s burial schedule each day. The proper paperwork from the Grantor and the State in accordance to State Statute 26-2-17 will need to be completed in their entirety before any disinterment/reinterment is to take place.
The Grantor and Cemetery reserves, and shall have, the right to correct any errors that may be made either in making interments, disinterments or removals, in the event such error shall involve the interment of the remains of any person in such graves, the Grantor and Cemetery reserves, and shall have the right to remove and transfer such remains of interred to such other grave of equal value and similar location as may be substituted and conveyed in lieu thereof.
PLEASE CONTACT CEMETERY OFFICE for assistance or special services, to suggest beneficial improvement ideas, or to file any complaints.
AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS to these Rules and Regulations, with or without notice to owners of property, from time to time is reserved by the Executive Committee of Larkin Memorial Corporation and are effective immediately for all lots and graves within the cemetery.