Rules and Regulations are subject to change as necessary. Please use the link below to view and print a copy of St. Michael’s complete list of Rules and Regulations.

Rules and regulations are reviewed periodically. Anyone interested in expressing opinions regarding Cemetery rules and regulations is encouraged to contact the Cemetery management.

Rules and Regulations are subject to change as necessary. Please use the link below to view and print a copy of St. Michael’s complete list of Rules and Regulations.

Visiting times: Chapel areas will be open during regular Cemetery hours as posted.

Inscriptions, Emblems and Crosses: All inscriptions must meet prescribed standards. An emblem or cross will be permitted for each name on the crypt front.
Such emblems and crosses are limited in size and detail as per samples in the Cemetery office.

Photo Memorials: All photo memorials placed on crypt or niche fronts must be of the permanent ceramic type and must be installed by the Cemetery. Photo
memorials must conform in size and material composition as specified by the Cemetery.

Flowers and Vases: Artificial flowers will be allowed year round. Flowers will be removed if they become unsightly at the sole discretion of the Cemetery. Fresh cut
flowers will not be allowed and will be removed in the mausoleums each time the building is cleaned. Overstuffing the vase with large amounts of flowers and items is prohibited and such items will be removed. Items that hang from the vase or items affixed to the crypt cover will be removed. Any rule violation will be removed and discarded without notice. Only vases prescribed by the Cemetery will be allowed.

Other: It is strictly prohibited to leave items on the floor such as; flower vases, candles, or other personal items. Such items will be removed and discarded immediately without notice.

  • The Cemetery, at its sole discretion, may permit only one memorial for each deed of ownership.
  • The Cemetery will perform all installations and resetting of foundations. Cost of such services will be billed to the lot owner at the Cemetery’s discretion.
  • No monument will be allowed until the purchase price of the grave and all services pertaining to the grave are paid in full.
  • The location and position in which a memorial is to be placed or erected shall be subject to approval and under the direction of the Cemetery at its sole discretion.
  • All memorials are to be constructed of granite or standard bronze.
  • The grave location must be engraved on the lower right hand corner of each stone or marker.
  • The size and shape of all memorials is subject to regulations pertaining to each particular section or plot within the Cemetery. These regulations are available at the Cemetery office.
  • Please do not affix items to an approved monument. These items will be removed at the sole discretion of the Cemetery.
  • A detailed plan and design of a monument must be submitted to the Cemetery for approval before a work permit will be issued, and no monument shall be erected or placed until checked, approved and accepted by the Cemetery. If the monument does not conform in every detail to the approved design, it shall be the sole responsibility of the monument dealer and the plotholder to correct any errors or deficiencies in workmanship and materials at their sole cost and expense.
  • The detailed plan must be signed and approved by the plotholder prior to Cemetery approval.
  • The Cemetery must approve all memorials and monuments prior to the placement and acceptance or rejection shall be based upon such approval. Such approval shall be in the sole discretion of the Cemetery.
  • All monuments must have foundations for proper support. Foundations, however, will deteriorate due to natural causes and will not last forever. The replacement of a foundation is the responsibility of the plotholder and the Cemetery will replace or repair the foundation at a charge to the plotholder.
  • The Cemetery reserves the right to correct any error that may be made by their employees or any other approved monument company employee in the location or placing of a memorial.
  • Monument Dealers shall abide by all the rules and regulations of the Cemetery and must provide an acceptable certificate of insurance as required by the
    Cemetery and pay any permit fees in advance before conducting any work on the grounds of the Cemetery.
  • No person or organization shall remove a monument without authorization in the form of a court order from the NY State Supreme Court, or without written authorization of the owner of a burial plot, or the lineal descendants of the deceased, if such owner or lineal descendants are known. The Cemetery must approve any memorial or monument replacement request.
  • Headstones, slabs and monuments which have fallen or which require repairing may be removed or the condition corrected by order of the Cemetery unless removed or repaired by the owner within thirty days after notification, and in case of correction by the Cemetery a charge thereof shall be placed against the plot or grave. Notice sent to a plotholder at the last address of record at the Cemetery office shall be considered sufficient and proper notification.

Planting area: The planting area may not exceed the width of the memorial. The planting area may not extend further than 18” from the base of the headstone. All plantings or eternal candles are to be placed within this area only. Items may be removed in this area when they become unsightly or if the grass needs to be

Flowers: Any vases or other objects holding water must be removed from the Cemetery due to the West Nile virus and as per NYC Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene under Article 151.03 of the New York City Health Code. The flowers and the vase will be discarded without notice. All other containers that hold water are strictly prohibited. Planted annual flowers are permitted within the 18”. The plot owner must maintain these flowers. Planted flowers and/or artificial flowers will be removed when they become unsightly, if the grass needs to be trimmed, or if a grave is opened in the area.

Flags and Veterans emblems: These items may be placed on the grave year round, but they will be removed when they become unsightly or if the grass needs to be trimmed.

Strictly prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Wooden crosses
  • Ivy, trees, bushes, evergreens, rose bushes
  • Fencing or edging of any kind
  • Rock borders or rock landscape covering
  • Glass of any kind
  • Homemade memorials of any kind
  • Personal items such as stuffed animals, windmills, toys, etc.
  • Any items that are removed from the gravesite will be discarded.

  • All items that are removed will be removed without notice to the plot owner.

  • Please contact the office before placing or planting questionable items on the grave or crypt location.

  • The Cemetery is not responsible for any personal item left at a gravesite, crypt or niche.

I have been with st. Michael’s for years as my final resting place. I would recommend it to all who’s looking for a final peaceful resting place.

Fernando Gonzalez

Everyone is very pleasant and caring. They offered excellent service. Made everything so easy for me in this difficult time. The place is very very nice.
Especial this one person who was very attentive by the name of Cesar. They are very honest and Caring.

Thank you All for your kindness

Millie Eugenio