Rules and Regulations

  • The Mandan Union Cemetery is open from 7 a.m. to sunset.
  • Interments will be allowed Monday thru Saturday. All Saturday burials are assessed an additional $200 fee. Graveside services need to be completed by 3:30 p.m. or there will be an additional $200 fee. The maintenance staff must be notified with a request for a burial 48 business hours in advance. Monday and Saturday burials must be scheduled by 10 a.m. the Thursday prior. Burials are not allowed on a Sunday and the following listed observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (after 12 p.m.), and Christmas Day.
  • Vehicles are restricted to established roads.
  • Pets are welcome, however, they must be leashed and please pick up after them.
  • Please do not leave food or drink items at the grave site.
  • Ground maintenance and grave openings and closings are done by grounds maintenance staff.
  • Placing or repairing of monuments and other ground concerns must be authorized by the grounds maintenance staff.
  • The Mandan Union Cemetery is not responsible for any items that may be damaged or missing and reserves the right to remove items at any time.



  • Floral items may be placed on graves no earlier than 7 days prior to the following Holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, these items must be removed within 14 days after the Holiday. The Mandan Union Cemetery is an all Faith cemetery and respects all special days.
  • Floral items that are attached to the headstones and placed in a manner that allows for unobstructed mowing and trimming and can be placed anytime, but will be removed when they become unsightly or faded.
  • Ground mount vases are not permitted.
  • Fresh flowers may be placed on the gravesite at any time (no wrapping, plastic or glass containers).
  • Annuals will be allowed, in a ground level planting area, on the east side of the headstone. The maximum planting area can be the length of the headstone and no wider than eight inches.
  • Borders or rocks are not permitted on cemetery grounds.



  • Permanent plantings are not permitted on gravesites at any time.



Commemorative items that are attached to or placed above the headstone in a manner that allows for unobstructed mowing and trimming are allowed. The cement pad on which the monument sits must remain unobstructed. No benches are allowed unless an integral part of the monument.

Note: New regulations went into effect Sept. 1, 2015. Previous permanent plantings were grandfathered in; however, plantings that impede grounds maintenance will be cut back or removed. Patrons can remove permanent plantings by contacting the grounds maintenance staff.

Any and all memorabilia/plantings that do not comply with the regulations will be relocated, or removed and discarded at the discretion of the grounds maintenance staff.



  • Arrangements for any monument setting must be made with the Grounds Maintenance staff prior to installation.
  • Monuments may not be installed after business hours without permission from Grounds Maintenance staff. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Monuments must face east.
  • Monuments must be placed at the head of the grave in line with surrounding monuments.
  • Additional monuments may be placed at the middle or foot end of the grave as long as the additional monument is a flat marker that is set flush with the ground.
  • Monuments must set on cement, granite or marble pad that is 4 inches in thickness. The monument pad must extend a minimum of 4” around all sides of the monument base.
  • The monument pad must set flush with the ground. A monument pad for a single grave may not exceed a width of 48 inches.
  • A monument pad for a double grave may not exceed a width of 60 inches.
  • Monuments may not exceed a height of 4 feet from the pad.
  • Monument crosses may not exceed a width of 3 feet per grave space and a maximum height of 4 feet.
  • Only grass will be allowed to cover grave.
  • Only flat markers are allowed in the cremation section located in Block 9.