These Rules and Regulations are adopted for the common protection of the owners of all lots, single graves, crypts and niches and the preservation of the natural beauty of the cemetery grounds.
All owners and visitors within the cemetery, and all lots, single graves, crypts, niches, and other interment space
conveyed, shall be subject thereto and to such other rules and regulations, amendments or alterations as shall be adopted by the Board of Trustees from time to time; and the reference to these Rules and Regulations in the deeds, grants, contracts, or other instruments issued by the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Hope Cemetery Corporation shall have the same force and effect as if they were set forth in full therein.
Entombments and inurnments shall be made during normal working hours, except for those done on Saturday and Sunday when there will be an extra charge. No internments or inurnmnets will be made on the following legal holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Holiday rates will be charged on Labor Day, Veterans Day, and New Year’s Day.
1. Sales or transfers other than by gift, inheritance or devise of mausoleum crypts and niches by the owners thereof will not be permitted, except as outlined in the Corporation’s Rules and Regulations under transfer of lots.
2. No entombments or inurnments shall be permitted in any crypt or niche in the mausoleum until all payments due the Corporation have been made.
3. All entombments and inurnments must be made subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Corporation and all federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.
4. Only one casket or one cremated remain per single depth crypt will be allowed. Only one cremated remain per single depth niche will be allowed. A double depth crypt will allow two full caskets or two cremated remains or one full casket and one cremated remains.
5. The container for cremated remains to be inurned shall be of bronze or other material approved by the Corporation and shall be of a size suitable for the niche. No cardboard boxes. SIZE 11 1/2 ” x 11 1/2″ x 10″ deep.
6. The crypt front opening is 32″ wide by 26″ high. It becomes the owner’s responsibility to make certain that the dimensions of the casket to be entombed does not exceed 30″ wide by 24″ high.
7. No removal or disentombment of remains from a crypt or niche in the mausoleum will be permitted except upon written order of the appropriate heirs of the person whose remains are to be moved or disentombed, or upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction and except upon full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and the Rules and Regulations of the Corporation.
8. No entombment or inurnment in a crypt or niche in the mausoleum shall be permitted except upon written order of the record owner of the rights of entombment or inurnment in such space, or if such record owner be deceased or otherwise unavailable, upon such appropriate evidence as may be required by the Corporation that the person whose remains are to be entombed or inurned has been designed for entombment or inurnment by the record owner.
9. The Corporation shall not be liable for the identity of the body or cremains to be entombed or inurned.
10. Inscriptions on crypt or niche fronts shall be carried out by a firm selected by the corporation. No titles or fraternal emblems are allowed.
11. All removals and disentombments shall be done by or under the supervision of the Corporation’s personnel. The Corporation will exercise reasonable care in making a removal, but it assumes no liability for damage to any casket or burial case or urn occurring in the process of making a removal.
12. No removal or disentombment shall be permitted on days on which an entombment or inurnment is scheduled.
13. Floral memorials will be removed whenever they become unsightly or at the discretion of the Superintendent or their representative. The Corporation will assume no responsibility for the safekeeping of any floral memorial or container.
14. All decorations must be approved by the Superintendent or their representative. There will be no attachments to any of the panels.
15. If an owner shall purchase an interment space of equal or greater value from the Corporation, the original price for the crypt or niche will be allowed in part payment for the said space, less cost of replacing the crypt or niche front panel.
16. If the crypt or niche is destroyed or damaged for any reason, the Corporation may cause any remains entombed or inurned therein to be either promptly interred elsewhere in the cemetery or delivered on written request to the owner or representative of the crypt or niche in which they were entombed or inurned, or temporarily placed in a receiving tomb pending restoration of the crypt or niche and upon restoration re-entombed or re-inurned therein, in such case as the Board of Trustees of the Corporation shall determine in view of the extent of the destruction or damage to the entombed or inurned remains, to the crypt or niche, the structure containing it, and crypt garden itself and the advisability of restoration.
17. No body or cremains shall be received for entombment unless it is contained in a substantially constructed casket, urn or other suitable container. The Superintendent or their representative shall have full authority to refuse to accept for entombment or inurnment any casket or urn for cremains deemed unsuitable.
18. A crypt or niche is not a lot, nor do two or more adjacent crypts or niches constitute a lot. The owner of one or more crypts or niches is not a lot owner.
19. The grant of entombment or inurnment right in a crypt or niche gives only a right or privilege of the entombment of human remains and inurnment of cremated remains, the owner ship in fee to the land and the structure remaining always in the Corporation.