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Memorial Rules and Regulations for Cleveland-Area Cemeteries

    Most cemeteries regulate the headstones placed on graves within their grounds. Because each cemetery has different requirements, we put together a list to help you prepare and further understand what's possible.

    This interactive map and list provides memorial design rules and regulations for dozens of the most visited cemeteries in Northeast Ohio. It helps ensure your memorial complies with regulations at your local cemetery.

    If your cemetery is not on this interactive map, or you have questions about what is permitted in a certain cemetery, please contact us, or call us at (216) 362-1199. We'd be happy to help you.

     

    Using the Interactive Map

    Each cemetery is marked by a red, blue or green pin. The color indicates generally what types of memorials the cemetery allows.

    The pin color indicates if the cemetery allows:

     

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    Click on a cemetery icon on the map to see a quick description of what's allowed. Or, you can review the cemeteries included below the map listed alphabetically.

     

     

    Contact Milano Monuments to have a memorial specialist walk you through the options.

     

    Alphabetical List of Included Cemeteries

    *Note that for cemeteries that allow all shapes and sizes, individual regulations depend on the location and section in the cemetery, and different rules may apply and only allow certain sizes or materials.

     

    1. All Saints Cemetery, located in Northfield, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    2. All Souls Cemetery, located in Chardon, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    3. Brecksville Cemetery, located in Brecksville, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    4. Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite and bronze monuments in standard sizes—single or double plots.
    5. Calvary Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    6. Calvary Cemetery, located in Lorain, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    7. Cleveland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows lawn-level granite memorials. Other sizes and materials are not permitted.
    8. Columbia Station Cemetery (also known as Columbia Township Cemetery, Royalton Road Cemetery, or Center Cemetery), located in Columbia Township, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    9. Crown Hill Burial Park Cemetery, located in Vienna, only allows bronze memorials, which must be mounted on a granite or concrete base. These are permitted in standard sizes—single or double plots.
    10. Crown Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, (also known as Crown Hill Memorial Park) located in Twinsburg, allows only bronze memorials, with the exception of certain sections that permit granite.
    11. Elmhurst Park Cemetery, located in Avon, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    12. Evergreen Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    13. Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, located in Bedford Heights, allows lawn-level granite memorials. Other sizes and materials are not permitted. Also, stones cannot be set until six months after the burial.
    14. Hillcrest Cemetery, located in Bedford Heights, only allows bronze memorials, which must be mounted on a granite or concrete base. These are permitted in standard sizes—single or double plots.
    15. Holy Cross Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    16. Holy Spirit Cemetery (also known as Holy Ghost Cemetery or Holy Spirit Byzantine Church Cemetery), located in Parma, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    17. Holy Trinity Cemetery, located in Avon, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    18. Knollwood Cemetery, located in Mayfield Heights, allows lawn-level memorials of either granite or bronze. Other memorial sizes are not permitted.
    19. Lake View Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    20. Lakeview Cemetery (also known as South Ridge East Cemetery), located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    21. Lakewood Park Cemetery, located in Rocky River, only allows single-plot, lawn-level, granite memorials. Other memorials sizes are not permitted.
    22. Mapleshade Cemetery, located in Independence, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    23. Maplewood Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    24. Mentor Cemetery, located in Mentor, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    25. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    26. Pokrova Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cemetery, located in Parma, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    27. Poland Riverside Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    28. Resurrection Cemetery, located in Valley City, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    29. Riverside Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    30. Saint Theodosius Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    31. Sexton/Harris Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    32. St. Andrews Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, located in Parma, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    33. St. Joseph Cemetery, located in Avon, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    34. St. Mary Cemetery, located in Cleveland (on West 41st), allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    35. St. Mary Cemetery, located in Cleveland (on East 71st), allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    36. St. Mary Cemetery, located in Elyria, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    37. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.
    38. Strongsville Cemetery, located in Strongsville, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.
    39. Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, located in North Olmsted, only allows bronze memorials that are set on granite bases. These are permitted in standard sizes—single or double plots.
    40. Woodvale Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes.

     

    Contact Milano Monuments

    Our certified memorialists are ready to respond to all questions. With 50 years working with families in Northeast Ohio, we are ready to help you through the process at your pace. Complete the form below, or call us at (216) 362-1199, to talk to a memorial specialist.

     

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