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Goleta Cemetery
District Rules & Regulations
  • District Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Monday through Friday.
      
  • Cemetery grounds will be open Mon - Fri at 7:00 am, closing at 5:00 pm, and open Weekends & Holidays at 8:00 am, closing at 5:00 pm during Pacific Standard Time.

    Cemetery grounds will be open Mon - Fri at 7:00 am, closing at 5:30 pm, and open Weekends & Holidays at 8:00 am, closing at 5:30 pm during Daylight Savings Time.
      
  • All visitors are expected to conduct themselves and their activities in a manner appropriate for a cemetery, as determined by the cemetery authority.
     
  • No commercial or student photography of any kind will be permitted.
      
  • The Goleta Cemetery District requests that the recreational flying of drones does not take place over cemetery grounds. We ask that you please respect the sensitive space of the cemetery.
      
  • Pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted on the grass; they are only allowed on paved areas. Waste is to be picked up and properly disposed.
      
  • All items left on the grounds will be picked up by grounds staff and disposed of on Wednesday mornings.

 Burials

  • Burial services at the gravesite are to begin no earlier than 9:00 am and conclude with the gravesite available to staff for closing no later than 3:00 pm; Monday through Friday. No services on Saturday or Sunday. No services on holidays designated as such by the Board of Trustees.
      
  • Interment Order and Authorization documents must be completed fully and signed by appropriate next of kin / designee at least 24 hours prior to time of service in addition to payment being received in full.
      
  • All caskets or urns must be interred in a vault or liner of a durable material approved by the cemetery authority.
      
  • No body shall be received for interment unless it is in a proper container acceptable to the cemetery authority.
      
  • Caskets, urns, or any receptacle containing human remains or cremated remains are not to be opened on cemetery grounds.
      
  • Single (Full) plots, without a casket interment, will hold up to six (6) cremation urn interments.
      
  • Single (Full) plots, with a casket interment, will hold up to two (2) cremation urn interments, and they must be interred under the Memorial Marker.
      
  • No more than two sets of cremated remains in a cremation plot.
Goleta Cemetery

Goleta Cemetery

    Memorial Markers

  • Only markers that can be installed with the surface flat and flush with the lawn will be permitted. A limited number of exceptions to this may be granted in areas of existing upright monuments by management on a case-by-case basis, depending upon (but not limited to) size of marker, number of plots owned, and proximity to other uprights.
      
  • Only one marker is permitted per plot.
      
  • Markers are to be made of granite, marble, or bronze.
      
  • Granite and marble markers must be one solid piece of stone. (Markers that are hollow, or created from multiple pieces, will not be accepted.)
      
  • Markers must be at least 3" thick.
    Maximum dimensions (width by depth) permitted are:
          Single (Full Plot) Marker: 28" x 16"
          Double (Full Plots) Marker: 40" x 16"
          Cremation (Plot) Marker: 16" x 10"
      
  • Markers will only be placed by District staff, or an agent approved by management. No alteration of the placement of the marker, including the border area, will be permitted by other than District staff.

 Flowers

  • Flowers are to be placed only in the vase provided by the District, or on top of or around the marker. Flowers or other items may not extend down onto the plot, or onto an adjacent plot. No fencing, borders, etc.
      
  • Only one District provided vase permitted on each plot.
      
  • Vases made of a material or design that would be considered by management to be unsafe and present a possible hazard to staff or visitors will be removed.
      
  • Food, beverages, balloons, banners, candles, lights, or any other items or objects that management considers unsafe or inappropriate for a cemetery will be removed and disposed of.

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Goleta Cemetery
District Rules & Regulations Regarding Niche Inurnments
  • District Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Monday through Friday.
      
  • Cemetery grounds will be open Mon - Fri at 7:00 am, closing at 5:00 pm, and open Weekends & Holidays at 8:00 am, closing at 5:00 pm during Pacific Standard Time.

    Cemetery grounds will be open Mon - Fri at 7:00 am, closing at 5:30 pm, and open Weekends & Holidays at 8:00 am, closing at 5:30 pm during Daylight Savings Time.
      
  • All visitors are expected to conduct themselves and their activities in a manner appropriate for a cemetery, as determined by the cemetery authority.
       
  • No commercial or student photography of any kind will be permitted.
       
  • The Goleta Cemetery District requests that the recreational flying of drones does not take place over cemetery grounds. We ask that you please respect the sensitive space of the cemetery.
      
  • Pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted on the grass; they are only allowed on paved areas. Waste is to be picked up and properly disposed.
      
  • All items left on the grounds will be picked up by grounds staff and disposed of on Wednesday mornings.

 Inurnment (Burials)

  • Inurnment services at the niche site are to begin no earlier than 9:00 am and conclude with the niche available for closing no later than 3:30 pm; Monday through Friday. No services on Saturday or Sunday. No services on designated holidays.
      
  • Inurnment Order and Authorization documents must be completed fully and signed by appropriate next of kin /designee at least 24 hours prior to time of service, in addition to receipt of payment in full.
      
  • No more than two sets of cremated remains in a single niche. Niches are approximately 9.5 inches square. Urns are not to be opened on cemetery grounds.
Goleta Cemetery

Goleta Cemetery

    Memorial Markers

  • Memorial markers (niche plates) are to be identical in size, shape, color and material as the acceptable marker for the particular niche feature displayed in the District office.
      
  • No other items other than the memorial marker (niche plate) may be affixed, either temporarily or permanently, to the niche face (shutter). Any items found so affixed will be immediately removed by staff and disposed of.

 Flowers

  • Flowers are to be placed only on the concrete walkway in front of the niche feature, and not blocking or obstructing other niches. Flowers are not to be placed on top of niche feature. Flowers, or any items placed on top of niche feature will be immediately removed by staff and disposed of.
      
  • Flowers are not to be affixed in any fashion to the niche face (shutter). Flowers so affixed will be immediately removed by staff.
      
  • Food, beverages, balloons, banners, candles, lights, or any other items or objects that management considers unsafe or inappropriate for a cemetery will be removed by staff and disposed of.

Download the Rules & Regulations Regarding Niche Inurnments
in PDF format
.

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Rick Bower, SDA
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