Rules and Regulations

We operate under the guidance of New York State Department of State, Division of Cemeteries. Please visit their web site to access the Public Cemetery Regulation in New York State document. On this web site you will also find other documents that provide information about various aspects of the regulation of cemeteries in New York, including Burial Arrangements, Buying Resting Place, Cemetery Prices, Endowed Perpetual Care, Final Disposition, Outer Enclosures, Rights Of Owners and Transferring Resting Place. You can visit the web site here, or by scanning the QR code

Fair Ridge Rules and Regulations

  1. Hours & Decorum: All persons will be allowed access to the Cemetery during daylight hours, observing the rules which are in effect and with the propriety due the
  2. Plot Sales: All lots are sold in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of New York and shall not be used for any purpose except as a burial place for deceased human beings, or for the burial of pet cremated remains where the interment is incidental to the burial of human remains as provided in Section 1510 (n) of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and only after the interment of human
  3. Payment: The full purchase price must be paid before a deed for a plot will be given or an interment
  4. Interments:
    1. No interments will be permitted without a burial permit from a funeral director. The deceased’s name, place of birth, date of death, and date of interment must be furnished. If the deceased is not an adult, the name(s) of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must also be
    2. Plot owners are prohibited from allowing interments to be made in their plots for compensation.
    3. Interments are restricted to those entitled to burial according to the terms of Section 1512 of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. Permission for burial of those not entitled to burial according to said Section must be filed with the Association by the plot owner. Except as provided for in Section 1513 (c) of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, no lot owner may transfer his or her
    4. Upon the decease of an owner of a plot, proof of heirship must be furnished to the Association prior to further use of the
    5. ‘Green’ burials are allowed, under the direction of a licensed New York State funeral director and under the supervision of the Cemetery
  5. Disinterment: Disinterment will be allowed with the consent of the Association and in accordance with Section 1510 (e) of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation
  6. Monuments: Monuments will be set in accordance with the general Cemetery plan, conform to the plan in size, and be constructed of approved stone, granite, or bronze. Monument bases will be finished true and level so as to fit the monuments. The Association is not responsible for monuments except to keep them upright. Owners are responsible for repair or cleaning of
  7. Structure Construction, Installation, and Removal:
    1. All foundations will be constructed by the Cemetery Superintendent under its direction. All work done in the Cemetery will be done by Cemetery employees or under the control of the Superintendent or the Board of Trustees
    2. Association approval is needed before erection or removal of memorials or other structures. Memorial dealers must furnish foundation permits signed by the plot owners stating memorial size, plot location, and quality and kind of stone. Upon approval and payment of the foundation charge, authorization to erect the memorial will be given
  8. Restrictions: The Board of Trustees shall have authority to classify lots or sections of the Cemetery and to put restrictions thereon as to the permissibility, number, kind, size and location of memorials, plantings, decorations and structures or other
  9. Decoration Removal: The Association reserves the right to remove flowers, wreaths or other decorations as soon as the they become unsightly, diseased, overgrown or hazardous as determined by the Cemetery
  10. Plantings: The planting, feeding, or watering of new plantings is not the responsibility of the Cemetery Superintendent, although he/she may contract to do this privately. The size and location of all new plantings must be approved by the Cemetery Superintendent. Arrangements for annual care or perpetual care may be made with the Cemetery
  11. Hazard Removals: Monuments deemed by a majority of the Trustees to be hazardous or to have fallen into disrepair or dilapidation so as to create a dangerous condition may be removed after not less than sixty days’ notice by registered or certified mail to the last known owner at that person’s last known address. Shrubs and trees deemed hazardous to the public may be trimmed and removed in accordance with the provisions of the
  12. Traffic Control: All funerals, processions, and vehicles will be under the control of the Cemetery Superintendent while in the Cemetery and leave by 3:00 PM to give the workmen time to close the grave properly and remove equipment before 5:00 PM. Grave openings on Sundays and holidays are governed by New York State Cemetery Board Directives 201.8 and 201.12, and are subject to a surcharge. Heavy trucks and other vehicular traffic will be denied entrance to the Cemetery when, in the opinion of the Cemetery Superintendent, damage to roads and driveways would
  13. Address Changes: Plot owners are required to notify the Association of any change of address. All notices required to be sent by the Association will be sent to the last recorded address, and such notice will be deemed
  14. Cremated Remains: Cremated remains will not be permitted to be scattered in any part of the Cemetery.
  15. Cemetery Rule Amendments: Rules and regulations of the Fair Ridge Cemetery Association may be amended, but no amendment will be effective until approved by the New York State Cemetery

Dated: February 28, 2021