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Lot and Gravesite Policies

Placement of all items, landscaping and monuments/headstones must be approved by the General Manager.

The following items are not allowed.
Anything deemed objectionable by cemetery management or in interference with
daily maintenance and operation of the cemetery will be removed without notice.


  • Advertisements or signs of any kind
  • Artificial Flowers Stuck Directly in the Ground – Artificial Flowers Are Allowed but Must be in a Vase or Weighted Container.  Any vase or weighted container MUST be on a monument. Placing of artificial flowers IS allowed until the flowers become unsightly, faded, torn or in general poor condition. The cemetery staff will remove unsightly flowers without notice.
  • Holiday Flowers/Decorations – may be placed for 1 week before and 1 week after Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Christmas.  Holiday decorations may not be placed in and/or around the grass surrounding a gravesite.
  • Planting of grass is allowed and welcomed with approval from management.
  • Balloons
  • Bird baths
  • Candles or any item with an open flame
  • Ceramic vases or ornaments
  • Chairs
  • Cooking Devices (grills, fryers, smokers, barbecue pits, etc.)
  • Flagpoles or Flags – “Cemetery” flags are allowed, only one per grave
  • Glass of any kind
  • Hangers
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Items Hanging In Trees
  • Lawn Ornaments
  • Metal Brackets, Poles, Rods of any kind, including iron, metal or plastic
  • Pennants
  • Perpetual of Solar Lights
  • Photographs, unless incorporated into the headstone
  • Picture Frames
  • Pinwheels
  • Plastic Decorations of any kind
  • Pottery Items
  • Shells
  • Shepherd Hooks
  • Tin Decorations
  • Toys
  • Tree Lights or Ornaments
  • Urns, that are not incorporated into headstones
  • Wind Chimes


  • Bricks
  • Cedar Planting or Trees
  • Coping, Curbing, Borders, Border Stones or Edging of any kind
  • Decorative Stones or Garden Stones
  • Flowers – Except live ones in containers incorporated into gravestones – No planting on or around property
  • Fencing – around a gravesite or lot
  • Gravel or Rock of any kind
  • Groundcovers
  • Hedges or Shrubs
  • Mulch
  • Rose Bushes
  • Trellise

Monument, Headstone and Markers Policies

  1. The Waco Rosemound Cemetery Association must issue a written permit to monument firms for the erection or removal of any stone, monument, or inscription placed on a monument and said permit is to be signed by firm before work is done.  There shall be a permit fee charged by the cemetery to the monument dealer for issuances of permits, this fee is to be determined by the Board of Directors of the Waco Rosemound Cemetery Association and shall be paid for at the time of issuance.
  2. No monument or mausoleum shall be constructed until plans and specification thereof have been approved in writing by the general manager of the cemetery.  Plans for monuments and mausoleums must be submitted to the cemetery for approval before construction can begin.
  3. Monuments must be made of granite or bronze and set on concrete foundations of property mixed concrete.  Monuments of marble or any other type of stone are not recommended, as they tend to chip and stain and are not suitable for permanency.
  4. The cemetery reserves the right to prohibit the erection of any mausoleum, monument, marker or any other monumental work that may be considered by the cemetery authorities as inappropriate either in material, design, content, workmanship, size or location.

The following are not allowed

    • Angels or statues – except when attached to a monument/headstone
    • Benches – except with approval of the general manager and only if property consists of four or more consecutive spaces.  Bench construction must match the construction guidelines for monuments.  Before a bench may be set, a fee must be paid and a permit must be issued by the general manager.
    • Monuments/Headstones made of any material other than Granite or Bronze.
    • Wooden Markers of any kind.

Anything deemed objectionable by cemetery management or in interference with daily maintenance and operation of the cemetery will be removed without notice.

Questions or requests for clarification should be referred to the general manager in the office, 3201 South 12th Street, Waco, Texas 76706.  (254) 752-6492.