Decoration Guidelines

It is important to commemorate your loved ones, and decorating their graves is one way to do that. Oak Hill Cemetery’s goal is to keep the cemetery grounds and plots in good condition for all patrons. Together, we can maintain a beautiful, well-kept and contemplative environment for all visitors.

The Oak Hill Cemetery Association (OHCA) regulates plot decoration to maintain uniform beauty and standard displays. We ask that you review and respect the following guidelines for the safety and beauty of the cemetery.

General Tips

  • Items should hold up to rain, wind, sleet, and snow.
  • Approved flower receptacles may be placed on any plot, set completely beneath the level of lawn when not in use.

Ornament Regulations

  • Excessive decorations can be a safety hazard and will be removed.
  • Items such as boxes, shells, toys, pinwheels, Styrofoam, flower supports, frames, fencing, metal designs, ornamental stones, ornaments, chairs, settees, vases, glass, wood or iron cases, figurines and similar articles are not permitted and will be removed with no obligation for preservation.


  • OHCA accepts floral pieces, baskets, or frames for funeral services at the cemetery but is not liable beyond that.
  • Lost, misplaced, or broken flower vases are not the cemetery’s responsibility.
  • OHCA cannot be responsible for damage caused by the elements, thieves, vandals, or other causes beyond its control.
  • Removal of any flowers, floral designs, trees, shrubs, plants, or herbage of any kind is not allowed unless the manager gives consent.

Decoration Removal

  • OHCA has the authority to remove anything that does not conform with these regulations, including unsightly, dangerous, detrimental, or wilted items.
  • When OHCA determines a decoration be removed, it may be destroyed, removed, or disposed of without liability.
  • In preparation for semi-annual cleanup days, all metal hook or metal-type flower holders will be removed for safety purposes.