Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations of the Cemetery may explain why Fair Ridge has remained tranquil and unspoiled over the years

  1. Hours & Decorum:
    All persons will be allowed access to the Cemetery during daylight hours, observing the rules which are in effect and with the propriety due the Cemetery.
  2. Plot Sales:
    In accordance with New York State Laws.
  3. Payment:
    The full purchase price must be paid before a deed for a plot will be given or an interment allowed.
  4. Interments:
    Plots may only be used as a burial place for human dead. No interments will be permitted without a burial permit from a funeral director. The deceased’s name, date of death, and date of interment must be furnished. If the deceased is not an adult, the name(s) of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must also be submitted. Plot owners are prohibited from allowing interments to be made in their plots for compensation. Interments are restricted to those entitled to burial according to the terms of Section 84 of the Membership Corporation Law. Permission for burial of those not entitled to burial according to said Section must be filed with the Association by the plot owner. "Green" burials are allowed, under the direction of a licensed New York State funeral director.
  5. Disinterment:
    Disinterment will be allowed only in accordance with the Laws, Rules and Regulations of the New York State Cemetery Board.
  6. Monuments:
    Only one monument shall be allowed on a plot. It will be set in accordance with the General Cemetery plan, conform to the plan in size, and be constructed of approved stone, granite, or bronze. Monument bases will be finished true and level so as to fit the monuments. The Association is not responsible for monuments except to keep them upright. Owners are responsible for repair or cleaning of monuments.
  7. Structure Construction, Installation, and Removal:
    All foundations will be constructed by the Association under its direction. All work done in the Cemetery will be done by Cemetery employees or under the control of the Superintendent or the Board of Trustees. Association approval is needed before erection or removal of memorials or other structures. Memorial dealers must furnish foundation permits signed by the plot owners stating memorial size, plot location, and quality and kind of stone. Upon approval and payment of the foundation charge, authorization to erect the memorial will be given.
  8. Decorations:
    All decorations must be organic with the exception of flags placed on graves by local organizations.
  9. Decoration Removal:
    The Association reserves the right to remove flowers, wreaths, or other decorations after a reasonable tome (usually 60 days).
  10. Plantings:
    The planting, feeding, or watering of new plantings is not the responsibility of the Cemetery Superintendent although he may contract to do this privately.
  11. Hazard Removals:
    Monuments deemed hazardous by the Trustees bay be removed after reasonable efforts to notify the owner remain unanswered. Shrubs and trees deemed hazardous to the public may be trimmed and removed in accordance with the provisions of the Law.
  12. Traffic Control:
    All funerals, processions, and vehicles will be under the control of the Superintendent while in the Cemetery and leave by 3:00 PM to give the workmen time to close the grave properly and remove equipment before 5:00 PM. Grave openings on Sundays and holidays are subject to a surcharge.
    Heavy trucks and other vehicular traffic will be denied entrance to the Cemetery when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, damage to roads and driveways would result.
  13. Address Changes:
    Plot owners are required to notify the Association of any change of address. All notices required to be sent by the Association will be sent to
    the last recorded address, and such notice will be deemed adequate.
  14. Cemetery Rule Amendments:
    Rules and regulations of the Fair Ridge Cemetery Association may be amended, but no amendment will be effective until approved by the New York State Cemetery Board.