Interment permit is required prior to burials being made.
Time of Notice for Interments:
Notice must be given to the Town Clerk’s Office at least 48 hours prior to the time of interment. The time of notice is the time all information required for a permit is submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office including date and time of service, exact grave space to be used, etc. and the responsible party has signed the authorization form. If opening and/or closing of a grave involves work on Saturday, the Saturday fee will apply.
Interments Not Permitted:
Interments will not be made nor will burial permits be issued on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, or New Years Day, Lee-Jackson-King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day , July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Sundays, before 11am on Mondays, or additional holidays observed by the Town.
Time of Interment:
Time of interment is to be between 10am and 3pm. Time of interment is the time of arrival at the graveside.
Arrangements and activities for disinterments must adhere to the Time of Notice for Interments, Interments Not Permitted, and Time of Interment policies above.
Concrete boxes, concrete grave liners, or equal shall be required for all burials in Fairview, except those burials processed under the Indigent Interment Policy.
A cremation interment will be permitted only when a cremation urn or sealed container of similar design and quality is used. (Reference Council action on February 9, 1988)
Double Depth Interments:
If a lot owner or responsible party wishes to use a grave space for a double-depth interment, town forces will mechanically open the grave to a depth of seven feet on the shallowest end only if it is in an area that can accommodate grave-opening equipment at the time of need. If said conditions limit the town’s ability to open the grave for a double-depth interment at the time of need or if the lot owner wishes to have the grave opened at a depth greater than seven feet, it will be the lot owner’s responsibility to obtain an interment permit and hire an independent contractor who must meet all OSHA requirements. Town staff will make the ultimate decision on whether or not a double-depth interment can be allowed in a particular cemetery lot. (effective March 10, 2004)
Turf Top Interments:
Turf top crypts are not permitted for interments.
Note: All possible attempts will be made to adhere to the interment policy. However, should inclement weather, rock outcroppings or heavy concentrations of large roots delay progress, some adjustment will have to be made to the interment time.
The Town Manager or his designee has the authority to vary the interment policy if practical and feasible and it does not create an extraordinary impact on scheduled activities or personnel and equipment requirements.