Hailey Cemetery

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Hailey Cemetery Maintenance District is to operate and maintain an historic burial ground in a beautifully landscaped setting, open to all races, religions and walks of life.
It is our goal to serve families of the deceased with compassion, and to treat all people with dignity and respect.
We will preserve and honor the heritage of past generations while serving and respecting the needs of the present generation and provide a legacy for future generations.


General Rules

1. Visitors are reminded that these grounds are sacredly devoted to the interment of the dead and that a strict observance of proper Decorum and Respect is expected.
2.  No monument shall be over 4’ (four feet) in height.
3. The Cemetery Maintenance Supervisor has entire charge of the cemetery grounds. He and the officers and employees of the district are authorized and directed to remove  all persons who commit any indecorum or violate the rules and regulation.
4. Under no circumstances will the district or any employee be responsible for lost property which is left on the plots or on the cemetery grounds. Patrons have the sole  responsibility for any item left on gravesites. Under no circumstances will the district be responsible for any injury to markers, theft from markers, monuments,  autos or other property.
5. All maps, plats, interment records, diagrams, etc. will be found at the Hailey Cemetery District Office located inside the cemetery at 511 Maple.
6. No vehicle shall exceed ten (10) miles per hour. All parking must be on existing roadways and designated parking areas.
7. The use of cemetery roadways as a thoroughfare will not be permitted.
8. All persons are prohibited from gathering of any flowers including artificial flowers and from breaking or mutilating any tree, shrub or plant, or writing upon,  defacing or injuring any monument, fence or other structure in or belonging to the cemetery or the owner of lots. Violation of this regulation shall
be consideredvandalism and such persons will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
9. Littering on the drives and pathways or any part of the cemetery grounds or buildings is prohibited.
10. Advertisements of any form will not be allowed in the cemetery nor will soliciting be permitted.
11. Possession and/or use of fireworks, incendiary devices including candles or other combustible items on cemetery grounds are strictly prohibited unless the board of  director’s grants permission for special occasions or events. Violators will be subject to the penalties of the law.
12. Dogs shall be leashed and under control of the owner at all times. Dogs are not permitted to run freely on cemetery grounds. Dog owners will clean up after their  animals.
13. Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times. Climbing on monuments or other objects in the cemetery is considered an act of vandalism.
 14. Demonstrations or assemblies other than scheduled funeral or memorial services will not be allowed on cemetery grounds without the written permission of the Hailey  Cemetery Board of Directors.
15. Special cases may arise in which the literal enforcement of a rule may impose unnecessary hardship. The Hailey Cemetery therefore, reserves the right, without notice, to  make exceptions, suspensions or modifications in any of these Rules and Regulations.
16. All rules and regulations heretofore adopted which are contrary to, or conflict with those herein contained, are hereby rescinded and declared Void: These rules and  regulations are subject to change by the Hailey Cemetery Board of Directors at its discretion at any time and without notice.

Plots and Plot Owners

1. All lots and columbarium niches shall be held in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho and the bylaws, rules and regulations of the Hailey Cemetery Maintenance District now in force or which may be hereafter adopted.
2. Lots and niches may only be purchased from the Hailey Cemetery Maintenance District located at 511 Maple St. inside the cemetery.
3. No one person, corporation or family may purchase more than (10) cemetery plots or niches without the full written approval of the Hailey Cemetery District Board Members.
4. The district prohibits enclosures of any kind of Curbing or coping around the lot. Chairs, settees, awnings, wire work, rock work, trellis work or other articles of  structures that may be considered objectionable to the Cemetery District authorities are prohibited. The district shall have the right to remove same without notice to the lot owners.
5. Ownership of a burial plot consists of a “Right of Interment” for the human dead and can be used for no other purpose.
6. When more than (2) two “Rights of Interments” are purchased by the same person, the owner (purchaser) as well as the intended recipients of the “Burial Rights” for those  “Right of Interments” shall be required.
7. No “Right of Interment” for any lot shall be issued, nor shall any right of ownership pass to the purchaser until the purchase price is wholly paid. Plots may be reserved  or placed on hold for a maximum of sixty days unless other arrangements are made with and approved by the Hailey Cemetery Board and Office Manager.
8. No lot or niche shall be sold except back to the district for the original purchase price.
9. Permit for burial may be granted to either owner or to their heirs. An owner or Joint Owner may grant permission for the burial of the remains of others than his/her  immediate family. In all cases of interment or inurnments in lots or niches, a written permit from the owner of the lot, his legal heirs or his duly authorized
representative, must be filed with the district before such interment or inurnment will be permitted.
10. The cemetery district reserves the right to have all excavations, digging of graves, grading and sodding lots performed by their own employees. No grave on any lot shall  be opened, filled or sodded except by the cemetery employees under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.
11. The Cemetery District shall have full right to fill and level graves and plant grass thereon when desired.
12. No mounds will be allowed over graves, whether sodden or not, it being the intention of the district to have smooth, flat lawn throughout the cemetery for maintenance  purposes.
13. The Hailey Cemetery District will provide the following services (ordinary endowment) to the lot owner. These services consist of, but are not limited to, maintaining  neat and attractive grounds, the watering and mowing of lawns, trimming around headstones, pruning of trees, cleanup and removal of trash, leaves, withered flowers,  etc.  and preservation of grade at the burial sites. This care does not include the planting and care of flowers at burial sites.
14. No planting of trees, shrubs or flowers will be permitted anywhere without the consent of the the Maintenance Supervisor and under his direction. If any trees or  shrubs situated on any lot shall by means of their roots or branches become detrimental to the adjacent lots or roadways or become unsightly, or inconvenient for  visitors or  others, it shall be the duty of the cemetery authorities and they shall have the right to remove said trees and/or shrubs or such part thereof, as they shall determine to  be detrimental unsightly or inconvenient. The cemetery authorities shall have the right to remove any shrubs or trees that may be infected with disease.
 15. To ensure good and uniform work and specifically to improve the lots and niches, the Cemetery Maintenance District reserves the right to care for all lots and graves at  its option.
16. The Hailey Cemetery District the Maintenance Supervisor will use reasonable care in engaging competent and experienced workers and seeing that they do their work with  care; but the district disclaims any responsibility or liability for accident or damage to headstones, vases, monuments or mausoleums, resulting from the ordinary hazards  of cemetery maintenance work. The district does not assume any responsibility for accident or damage to persons or property due to defect of machinery, implements, tools
and equipment used in its work except due to the negligence of the district or its employees. Reasonable efforts are made to protect flowers, trees, shrubs, monuments,  markers, vases and other property on lots within the grounds, but no responsibility is guaranteed, and all such property is placed in the cemetery at the owners’ risk.

Interments and Disinterment’s

1. No interment will be permitted in the Hailey Cemetery unless the grave to be used is fully paid for together with open/close fees and maintenance charges unless arrangements have been made for payment of fees and/or other charges.
2. There will be no interments on Sundays.
3. Burial of more than one body is not allowed except in cases of cremation. Two cremations are allowed over a casket burial or four cremations are allowed in a lot where  there is no casket.
4. In every earth interment, the casket shall be enclosed in an outer concrete or ABS burial vault. All vaults shall be compacted along sides to top to a 95% compaction  level. Cremains shall be in burial containers of a nature that is satisfactory to the district and do not require an outer burial vault.
5. The scattering of cremated remains will not be permitted in the cemetery.
6. The cemetery reserves the right to require (48) forty-eight hours’ notice of any interment or inurnment and neither is to be scheduled without first obtaining permission  from the cemetery Maintenance Supervisor as to the time and date of such funeral.
7. Upon entering the cemetery, all funerals shall be under the supervision of the Cemetery Management in coordination with the Funeral Director responsible for that service.
8. Funeral Directors must comply with the rules and regulations of this district and all state laws and regulations now in force or may be adopted in the future.
9. Should any grave be vacated by the removal of the body, the use of that ground shall revert immediately to the district and the usual fee for disinterment shall be  charged; but if the body is moved, to a lot purchased from the district, the amount originally paid for the ground only shall be allowed the purchaser. The original  purchase price shall be credited toward the purchase of a new lot.
10. State law governs all disinterment’s strictly and only such persons as are authorized by such law to be present will be allowed on the premises when disinterment’s are  performed. Further information may be obtained at the Hailey Cemetery District office.
11. Disinterment will be made only on an agreed time by the Maintenance Supervisor and the County Coroner.
12. Payment will be required in advance of the costs for the disinterment as estimated by the Maintenance Supervisor. Not to exceed ($2500.00) two thousand five hundred

Monuments, Headstones and Markers

1. No monument or marker may be constructed of Limestone Sandstone, Wood or other material which will not assure relative permanence.
2.  Monuments may not be set without prior approval and confirmation of exact plot location by the cemetery Maintenance Supervisor.
3. The Cemetery District assumes no responsibility for temporary marking of graves or for the care or replacement of temporary markers or other markers as hereinbefore  mentioned.
4. No monuments, markers or other structure shall be erected on any lot or grave until the purchase of such lot or grave is fully paid.
5. All monuments will be set in a concrete base.
6. District personnel or bona fide monument companies must set all monuments or markers.
7. The Cemetery Maintenance supervisor must approve flower vases and shrub holes.
8. The cemetery reserves the right to move an upright marker to facilitate grave digging.
9.  No monument shall be over 4’ (four feet) in height.


1. The cemetery will be cleared of decorations twice a year. Spring cleanup begins April 1st and Fall clean up begins October 1st. For decorations placed on lots to be  saved, the decorations should be removed prior to these dates. New decorations may be placed beginning May 1 and October 30th.
 2. Items which are not allowed to be placed on a lot within the cemetery, include but are not limited to, the following; Plantings, decorative rocks, fencing, hedging, grave  mounds, borders or enclosures.
3. The placing of boxes, toys, globes, metal designs, ornaments, stone, bric-a-brac of any description and similar articles upon lots will not be permitted. The District  reserves the right to remove any temporary or permanent items deemed inappropriate by the Maintenance Supervisor.
4. No Decorations of any type are permitted in trees or cemetery plantings.
 5. No glass containers shall be permitted during cold weather months.
 6. Devotional lights of any kind are prohibited in the cemetery. Balloons are not permitted.
 7. All decorations shall be removed (10) ten days after the specific holiday or as soon as they become faded or unsightly whichever comes first.
 8. The cemetery reserves the right to remove all objects whose appearance and condition warrant removal and/or violate the cemetery’s rules and regulations.
Ray Grosvenor,  Marsha Riemann,  Teddie Daley
Revised November 17, 2015


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