Individual cemeteries have their own set of rules and regulations regarding monuments and markers. Before you buy cemetery property, we recommend calling Rudez so that you can be educated on cemetery policies within your community. For example, some cemeteries, often called memorial parks, only allow flat markers. Furthermore, many of these memorial parks only permit the use of bronze memorials. If you choose a memorial park, you will most likely never be able to place a traditional upright monument there.
Similar to the regulations of memorial parks, other cemeteries may impose restrictions on the size and type of memorial. This could severely limit your choice in memorial design. Before you purchase a cemetery lot, you should explore whether traditional upright monuments are allowed and if there are any limitations on location and size. The staff of Rudez is knowledgeable about these rules and regulations and can serve as your primary source of information.
Many cemeteries charge a variety of fees for the installation of a monument including, but not limited to, foundations, perpetual care, maintenance, and other add-on services. Some cemeteries will tell a customer that the monument has to be purchased from them, that they are the only ones who can install a monument on their cemetery grounds, that installation costs are part of the lot price or that they are the only ones that guarantee the memorial purchase. This is FALSE and, in many instances, ILLEGAL. Ask questions before you buy a burial plot or contact the professionals at Rudez to be sure that you receive satisfactory answers prior to making a substantial investment in cemetery property.