Cemetery

General Information

Cemetery Address: 6200 W 11000 N, Highland, UT
Cemetery Acreage: 17 acres
Number of Plots: 10,221
Size of Plots: 4 feet x 10 feet

Cemetery Policies and Regulations

Highland City Interactive Cemetery Map.  This map will allow you to search for deceased as well as see what plots are currently available.

For any questions, please contact the Highland City Recorder, Stephannie Cottle at (801) 772-4505 or send her an email.   For all cemetery transactions, please make an appointment.


Cemetery Fees

Highland City Cemetery Fees (PDF)  *Please note that resident and non-resident burial right fees increase 3% every year on July 1.

As of 11/1/2022, there will be a 3% fee applied to any credit/debit card purchase.  There is no fee associated with check or cash payments.

All fees must be paid prior to the opening of the grave site.


Dates Cemetery is Closed for Burials

The Highland City Cemetery will be closed for burials on Sundays as well as the following holidays, and on the day Highland City observes these holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Pioneer Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Memorial Day Weekend (Thursday – Monday)


Burial Right Purchase (Grave Purchase)

If you are interested in purchasing a grave site in the Highland City Cemetery please make an appointment with the City Recorder at (801) 772-4505.  A Burial Right Purchase Agreement (PDF) is required. 


Burials

Please contact us at least 2 business days prior to any burial to ensure that we have time to prepare for the service.

Highland City Cemetery allows single (side by side) burials, double depth (stacked) burials, cremation, and infant burials.  Double Depth burials are allowed provided the first burial is, or was, ordered for that purpose. Double depth burials require two vaults and are subject to additional opening and closing fees.  The Sexton may authorize combined parent-infant burials if, in the Sexton’s judgement, conditions at the grave site allow for such combined burial. An Application for Burial will be completed for each burial request.


Monument Requirements 

Headstones are personal property. All monuments within the Highland City Cemetery are the property of burial right owners, their heirs or the responsible party that ordered and placed them. All care and upkeep of the monuments are the responsibility of the owners and/or heirs.  All monuments must be set by a licensed and insured monument company.  The City shall not be responsible for the repair or replacement of markers, including damage caused by nature or vandalism, unless the City caused the damage or destruction to the marker.

Please contact the City for any placement of headstones at least 2 business days in advance of placement. The Sexton must be present for the placement.  Headstones will be placed only April 1st - October 31st, depending on weather and ground conditions.

Submit a Headstone Placement Request Form (PDF).  Starting 3/7/2023, a $50.00 headstone setting fee will be charged at the time a headstone placement request form is submitted.

Please refer to the Highland City Monument Requirements when purchasing a headstone to be placed in Highland City Cemetery. Monument Requirements (PDF) 

All Headstones must be stone, concrete, or another non-corroding durable composition. Upright headstones are allowed.

All grave markers will be placed on a stone or cement foundation that is level with the ground and at least four inches thick. All headstones must have a concrete border of four inches on all sides. 

For a single grave headstone, marker or monument, the concrete base shall not exceed forty-two inches in length (side to side). The concrete base shall not exceed twenty-five inches in width (top to bottom), and the height shall not exceed thirty-six inches from the ground.

Single Grave Headstone

For a double headstone, marker or monument, the concrete base shall not exceed eighty-four inches in length (side to side). The concrete base shall not exceed twenty-five inches in width (top to bottom), and the height shall not exceed thirty-six inches from the ground. 


Double Grave Headstone

All grave markers must be placed at the head of the grave. Exceptions to this apply only to Veterans, where one additional flush marker, supplied by the Veterans Administration, may be placed at the foot of the grave. The City retains the right to remove any marker which it determines to be unsightly or dangerous.


Decoration Cleanup Policy

All floral arrangements will be allowed for five days, after which the City may remove them. Glass containers are not allowed. Any objects such as wires, sticks, pegs, or irons driven into the ground are not allowed and will be removed immediately.

All decorations must be placed on, or within, the borders of the marker provided they do not interfere with the maintenance of the Cemetery.

All decorations, flowers, trinkets, ornaments, lamps, shepherd-hooks, etc. will be cleared on the following days:

  • 1st Monday in March;
  • 2nd Monday in June;
  • 1st Monday in October; and
  • 1st Monday in December

Please see the Decoration Cleanup Policy (PDF) for further information.



  1. Stephannie Cottle

    City Recorder