City Cemeteries – FAQs
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Do’s and Don’ts for Grave Sites
Can I place personal items on grave sites?
No personal items are allowed to be placed on a grave space to include, but not limited to the following: shepherd hooks, toys, arbors, shells, boxes, flags, trophies, lights of any type, stuffed animals, windmills, wind chimes, cans, bricks, gravel, mailboxes, memorabilia, statues, stand up decorations, glassware, or anything dangerous to the public or cemetery employees.
Please note: The Cemetery Department shall have the right to remove from any grave artificial or live floral arrangements.
May I plant flowers, trees, shrubbery or bushes?
The planting of trees, shrubbery, or bushes are coordinated through the City of Huntsville supervisor of horticulture and forestry. The Cemetery Department reserves the right to remove at any time without notice any tree, shrub or plant, in whole or in part.
I want to erect a monument at a city grave site. What is the process?
Please check with the Cemetery Department prior to any monument requests. The Cemetery Department reserves the right to refuse or prohibit the erection of and to remove any marker, monument or other memorial, if in the opinion of the director; it is objectionable regarding size, material, design or structure.
Are donations to city cemeteries accepted?
Absolutely. By making a tax-deductible donation to the City of Huntsville Cemetery Department you will help keep our City cemeteries beautiful places to remember loved ones.
What will my donation be used for?
Donations are accepted for the purchase of trees. The City of Huntsville Cemetery Department Staff will consult with Landscape Management’s supervisor of horticulture and forestry to determine the best location for the tree. Trees and shrubs are planted by the City Horticultural Division during the fall to winter season.