For a single space lot, the headstone can be up to 4 feet in length. For a double space, the headstone can be up to 7 feet in length.
Each headstone must have a minimum 5-inch cement border; however, where possible, we recommend a larger border to facilitate decorations during the summer months.
The headstone can be either an upright or a flat headstone; the maximum height is 36 inches.
You may choose the shape of the headstone, as long as it fits in your space.
*All headstones placed within the mowing strip must be flat.
*The deadline for Memorial Day headstone placement is May 20
Summer (April 1st - November 30th)
All decorations must be placed directly on the headstone or concrete border. No shepherd hooks or any other decorations are allowed in the grass around the headstone during these months. Decorations may not exceed 18” in height from the concrete base. No decorations are allowed in the grass around the headstone during these months. Solar lights are allowed within the confines of the headstone or the concrete border, but must be no taller than 18” in height and may not be permanently attached to either the headstone or the concrete.
Winter (December 1st - March 31st)
All types of decorations are acceptable during these months as long as they are not damaging the cemetery grounds or obtrusive to neighboring plots.
Special Christmas Decorations
The American Fork Cemetery allows almost any type of decoration during the Christmas season. All Christmas decorations need to be removed during the 1st week of March, weather permitting.
*Due to the powerful turf equipment that is used for mowing and trimming on the cemetery grounds, wires and glass containers will not be allowed. Any decorations that have wire or glass containers will be removed immediately and discarded.
*No decorations may be permanently attached to the headstone or the concrete border.
All decorations will be removed the Monday following Memorial Day. This will be a complete clean
The Fall Season
The Fall season clean up will be a complete clean the first week of December, weather permitting.
All decorations will be removed during the last week of March, weather permitting.
All decorations will be removed 2 weeks after the holiday, weather permitting.
*A complete clean is the removal of ALL DECORATIONS from the cemetery grounds, including decorations placed on the concrete border and within vases.
*All funeral flowers will be cleaned up 1 week following the services.
*At the discretion of the cemetery staff, all old and unsightly decorations will be removed.
*American Fork City Cemetery is not responsible for any decorations lost, stolen or damaged.