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Posted on: October 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery Oct. 15-26, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that have become unsightly.

People are asked to remove items from burial places before the cleanup begins Oct. 15.

All items not in compliance with the Rules and Regulations and the Ordinance will be removed from the burial sites and either boxed or bagged for families to pick up. Items will be held for 30 days, behind the maintenance shop at the cemetery.

Flowers and decorations

  • Fresh cut flowers are allowed on lots and mausoleums and near the columbarium, but must be removed within two weeks or when they become unsightly
  • Artificial flowers, sprays and wreaths are allowed but must be removed when they become unsightly or hinder maintenance
  • Glass containers are prohibited
  • All decorations must be firmly secured or fastened to the ground or monument

A full list of regulations, and more information about the City Cemetery, can be found online at

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