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Santa Maria Cemetery District

Rules & Regulations


  • that no graveside markers or monuments be installed by the public. The superintendent must be consulted about the policy governing such installations.
  • that all flowers be kept within the cement border of the headstone. Any objects that protrude into the mowing area will be removed for safety reasons.
  • that no jars or glass be placed on the gravesite. Due to breakage they become a safety concern for the public and employees. NO SOLAR LIGHTS.
  • that no plantings, balloons, stakes, fences, barricades, or other such installations may be placed on the gravesite. Maximum height limit of 2 foot for decorations.
  • that no dead flowers, papers trimmings, etc. be discarded on the cemetery grounds. Such refuse should be placed in the large waste disposal cans.
  • that Cemetery District personnel remove all placements on gravesites in violation of these rules and regulations.



It is the goal of the Santa Maria Cemetery District to minimize any conflicts and disruptions by controlling the use of music if other services are scheduled at the same time, and limiting service time.


  1. The request of music requires prior approval by the District Office. The District office will not approve music until 48 hours before the service time due to possible scheduling conflicts.
  2. Music cannot be approved if there is another service scheduled at the same time.
  3. There is a required deposit of $300.00 (in the form of cash).
  4. Person(s) requesting the music must come to District Office for approval and pay the deposit and sign the necessary forms.
  5. The deposit will only be refunded if the music does not exceed 20 minutes.


  1. All services with or without music will have a limit of 1 hour.
  2. The time will begin once the casket has been placed on the vault.
  3. The District Office will be notified once the casket has been placed so the time can be documented.
  4. The District Office will be notified when the service and music has ended.


  1. Military Honors.
  2. Public Safety Employees

Please Note: The above listing is just a small portion of our Rules & Regulations.
A complete list of Rules & Regulations may be obtained from the District Office.

The Santa Maria Cemetery is NOT responsible for theft or vandalism of headstones, decorations,
or flowers of any kind.


Santa Maria Cemetery District

Cemetery Hours:
Cemetery Gates Open Daily at Dawn
Close at Dusk

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed for lunch Noon - 1 :00 pm)

Phone (805) 925-4595

Click for Cemetery Map (pdf)


Only a portion of the District Rules and Regulations are presented in this form in order that the users and visitors of the District facilities may have a readily available source of information. It is hoped that none will be deemed arbitrary nor oppressive as they embody not only the conclusions drawn from local experience, but methods accepted by Districts throughout California. NO CASH PLEASE.