The Cemetery Rules and Regulations (Rules) revision process was initiated on October 17, 2013. On this date, City Council approved a resolution (No. 20131017-042) directing the City Manager and, by extension, the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) to conduct a public engagement process to evaluate the Rules, which were originally adopted in 1978. The Rules’ purpose is to maintain the public’s health, safety, comfort and welfare in the municipal Cemeteries while showing respect for those interred.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, with community input, developed new proposed Cemetery Rules which were adopted by the Acting Director of the Parks and Recreation Department on August 2, 2018.
Patrons should review the updated Cemetery Rules and ensure compliance by removing any previously placed and installed items that may be subject for removal.