The City of Horse Cave
P.O. Box 326
Horse Cave, KY 42749
Phone: (270) 786-2680
Fax: (270) 786-2688

City Of Horse Cave 

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Horse Cave Cemeteries Regulations

REVISED-JANUARY, 2017


Existing plants, shrubbery, trees, benches, raised curbs or fencing will remain unless

deemed inappropriate, dangerous, or harmful to the public by the Cemetery Supervisor


1.  The certificate of interment rights conveys only the right to be interred in the interment space(s) and in no way is any real estate title conveyed to the Purchaser

2  The right of burial in any interment lot shall be granted to the owner of said lot or legal heirs only. The Cemetery Supervisor and/or City Clerk will verify heirs by legal documentation

3  The right of burial once granted, either by writing or by allowing a memorial bearing a person's name to be erected, cannot be revoked

4  Ownership of interment rights cannot be transferred without approval of the Cemetery Supervisor and/or City Clerk. A transfer fee will be charged for a new Certificate of Interment Rights

5  All burials must be in approved metal or concrete vaults. Cremation boxes or urns are acceptable

6  The interment lot(s) is to be used for interment purposes only and the Purchaser’s rights are limited by and subject to the Cemetery’s rules and regulations now existing or as amended in the future.

7  ONE vault or TWO cremation containers are permitted per interment lot. Only the City has the right to open and close an interment space

8  Mausoleums require one ‘extra’ lot width (single mausoleum requires two side by side lots, double/three lots, etc)

9  Planting of any kind of bush, shrub, tree, or other flora is discouraged and must meet approval of the Cemetery Supervisor

10  No glass containers, raised curbing or fencing are allowed

11  All footstones must be flush with the ground in order to facilitate mowing

12  Any ornaments, heirlooms, trinkets, flowers, plants, arrangements or types of boxes must be attached securely to the headstones. Those not securely attached or dislodged by wind or other means may be discarded

13  Shepherd's poles, hooks, arches and the like, must be placed next to the headstone

14  No benches are allowed at gravesite

15  No shells, mulched or carpeted plots are allowed

16  All monument work must be of good quality marble or granite by a licensed monument company. A twelve-inch footer (permit required) must be poured for each new stone and approved by the Cemetery Supervisor. Monuments are owned by the Purchaser and any guarantee or repair necessary is the responsibility of the Owner/Purchaser

17  All flowers, plants, wreaths, etc. will be removed from an interment lot 7 days after a funeral EXCEPTION: Those securely attached to headstone(#12) or properly placed shepherd’s poles(#13)

18  The perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds, interment lots, driveways and walkways is the responsibility of the City including mowing, trimming, leveling, seeding, tree trimming, or other maintenance as deemed necessary by the Cemetery Supervisor

19  Be considerate of families: NO parking on graves, NO loitering, NO recreational riding of horses, ponies, mopeds, scooters, motorcycles, ATV’s, go-carts, golf carts, skates, hover boards, skateboards, razers, segways and the like

20  Dogs and other pets must be kept on a leash and owner of animal is responsible for removing any waste

21  The cemetery hereby disclaims responsibility of an act of God that may injure either bodily or materially any person or thing within the cemetery

22  The cemetery shall always have land designated for pauper burials

23  No pets are to be buried in the cemetery

24  A copy of the regulations are available with every Certificate of Interment Right purchase and the City’s website