The City encourages family members to arrange for their loved ones to have a marker placed at their plot. The city does not order headstones, however, the City does install them. Private Citizens are not permitted by City Code to install a headstone. The cost of the headstone installation is $350. Once a headstone is installed, the City will replace any headstones that are damaged by the City at no additional cost to the customer.
It is recommended that a headstone not be installed for at least 4 months following burial to allow the plot area to settle. Please also keep in mind that with flood irrigation, this will have an impact on the settling of a plot area.
You can contact the funeral home that you worked with to order the headstone or you can order a headstone yourself either in-person or online. You can review the Headstone Information Form for information concerning headstone requirements, size limits, delivery addresses, etc.
If you notice that a headstone is damaged or if you have any questions regarding headstone installation, please contact the Cemetery at 623-349-6170.