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General Information
All development of the Highland City Cemetery such as interments, disinterment’s, plantings, landscaping, grading, record keeping, placement of grave markers, grounds keeping, construction and maintenance, improvement and beautifying of the grounds will be done under the supervision of the Sexton, with the City Recorder handling the record keeping.   

Please contact us 48 hours prior to any burial for our preparations.


Cemetery Fees
If you are interested in purchasing a grave site in the Highland City Cemetery please contact the City Recorder at (801) 772-4505. For pricing details please see the current Highland City Cemetery Fees.

The burial space and interment must be paid for prior to the opening of the grave site.


About Highland City Cemetery
Highland City Cemetery Map This online map is updated approximately two times a year. For the most up to date information please contact our office. 

Deceased person’s information is available on “Names in Stone”.

Cemetery Acreage: 17 acres
Number of Plots: 10,221
Size of Plots: 4’ x 10’

Find the full Municipal Code online Cemetery Policies and Regulations

For any questions, please contact the Highland City Recorder, Cindy Quick at (801) 772-4505 or .


Burials
Highland City Cemetery allows double depth burials provided the first burial is, or was, ordered for that purpose. Double depth burials require two vaults and are subject to additional opening and closing fees. The Sexton may authorize combined parent-infant burials if, in the Sexton's judgement, conditions at the grave site allow for such combined burial.

Monument Requirements
Headstones are personal property. All monuments within the Highland City Cemetery are the property of burial right owners, their heirs or the responsible party that ordered and placed them. All care and upkeep of the monuments are the responsibility of the owners and/or heirs. The City will not be responsible for inadvertent scratches and chips that occur from routine maintenance. The City will not be responsible for repair or replacement of markers, including damage caused by nature.

Please contact the City for any placement of headstones at least 48 hours in advance. The sexton must be present for the placement.
Submit a Headstone Placement Request Form.


All Headstones must be stone, concrete, or another non-corroding durable composition. Upright headstones are allowed.


All grave markers will be placed on a stone or cement foundation that is level with the ground and at least four inches thick. All headstones must have a concrete border of four inches on all sides. 


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For a single headstone, marker or monument, the concrete base shall not exceed forty-two inches in length (side to side). The concrete base shall not exceed twenty five-inches in width (top to bottom).


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For a double headstone, marker or monument, the concrete base shall not exceed eight-four inches in length (side to side). The concrete base shall not exceed twenty five-inches in width (top to bottom).

All grave markers must be placed at the head of the grave. Exceptions to this apply only to Veterans, where one additional flush marker, supplied by the Veterans Administration, may be placed at the foot of the grave. The City retains the right to remove any marker which it determines to be unsightly or dangerous. 


Decoration Cleanup Policy
All floral arrangements will be allowed for five days, after which the City may remove them. Glass containers are not allowed. Any objects such as wires, sticks, pegs, or irons driven into the ground are not allowed and will be removed immediately.


All decorations must be placed on, or within, the borders of the marker provided they do not interfere with the maintenance of the Cemetery. 

All decorations, flowers, trinkets, ornaments, lamps, shepherd-crooks, etc. will be cleared on the following days:

  • 1st Monday in March;
  • 2nd Monday in June;
  • 1st Monday in October; and
  • 1st Monday in December

Please see the Decoration Cleanup Policy for further information.