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City Cemetery

We are currently SOLD OUT and do not have burial plots available for purchase

headstones and flowers at cemetery
471 W 6th Avenue
Midvale, UT

Burial Search

To perform a burial search for friends and loved ones in the Midvale City Cemetery or other Utah cemeteries, visit the State of Utah History Research Center.

Rules and Regulations

Midvale City operates and maintains a cemetery that is beautiful, dignified, and an appropriate final resting place for loved ones. In formulating these rules and regulations, it has been our desire to offer as much freedom of choice as possible while still preserving those regulations necessary to maintain a high standard of beauty and efficiency.

Headstone Installation Request

To avoid misunderstanding and difficulty, dealers must complete a Headstone Installation Request form to clear proposed monument headstones with Public Works. Otherwise, these memorials may not conform with the rules and regulations of the Cemetery and may therefore not be permitted.

Cemetery Fees

Please view the bottom of page 2 of the Midvale City Fee Schedule for cemetery fees.  We are currently SOLD OUT and do not have burial lots available for purchase.

Cemetery Gate Hours

Summer April 15 through October 15 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Winter October 16 through April 14 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Access is available after hours through man-gates located by the North and South entrances.

Burial Services

A 48-hour notice is required to arrange any burial services.

  • For a burial on Monday or Tuesday, notification to the City is due on the prior Thursday by noon.
  • For burial on Wednesday, notification to the City is due on the prior Monday by noon.
  • For burial on Thursday, notification to the City is due on the prior Tuesday by noon.
  • For a burial on Friday, notification to the City is due on the prior Wednesday by noon.
  • For a burial on Saturday, notification to the City is due on the prior Thursday by noon.

Non-Burial Dates: Certain dates and circumstances have been identified when burial services will not take place, including public holidays and special events.

  • New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and during the City's Harvest Days Celebration;
  • Sundays; and
  • Any day deemed necessary by the Cemetery Superintendent due to staffing, scheduling, weather, or unforeseen circumstances.

Decorum and Decorations
Properly displayed flowers and decorations add to the beauty and character of the Cemetery. Therefore, decorations are permitted to stay on the headstone within the vase or concrete border permanently as long as they do not infringe upon the mow strip or become unsightly.

  • The Cemetery will be cleaned on the last Thursday of every month with discretion given to recent burials and holidays.
  • Any decorations, including artificial flowers, that infringe on the mow strip or interfere with scheduled maintenance will be removed and discarded weekly.
  • Unsightly funeral flowers and floral pieces will be removed and discarded.
  • Any grave decorations not removed within 14 days after a holiday will be removed and discarded by cemetery staff.
  • Decorations that are detrimental to adjacent lots, and walks, or become unsightly may be removed by the City. 
  • The use of shepherd's hooks is not allowed and will be removed.
  • The use of glass containers, including vases, is prohibited to maintain safety and cleanliness planting of any plant material or digging or disturbing the sod within the Cemetery will be permitted.
Headstone Regulations

The installation and work on headstones require prior approval from the Public Works Department. Special consideration for headstone setting between October 15 and March 1 will be based on weather conditions.

  1. Upright Headstones: Upright headstones can be up to 30" from ground level and necessitate a fee of $500 before the headstone is installed.
  2. Headstone Limit and Placement: Only one headstone per grave is allowed, placed at the head of the grave. A second marker for veterans, supplied by the Veteran’s Administration, can be placed at the foot of the grave.
  3. Headstone Size: Specific measurements have been defined for headstones, ensuring a uniform and visually pleasing appearance within the cemetery.
    1. Double Headstone- Overall headstone and concrete border (mow strip) shall not exceed 72 inches wide by 28 inches deep and 30 inches ta (upright).
    2. Single Headstone- Overall headstone and concrete border (mow strip) shall not exceed 36 inches wide by 28 inches deep and 30 inches tall (upright). 

History of Cemetery

Shortly after the establishment of the East Jordan Ecclesiastical Ward on December 15, 1895, with Hyrum Goff serving as Bishop, a significant development took place. They procured a plot of land measuring 10.59 acres from James Wardle, which was designated as a cemetery for the ward. To oversee the cemetery, Neils Lind was appointed as the sexton.

On September 6, 1916, a notable transaction occurred when an acre of land situated in the northeastern corner of the property was sold to the Roman Catholic Church for $500, to be utilized for burial purposes.

Subsequently, in August of 1918, an additional acre adjacent to the Roman Catholic section on the western side was sold to the Serbian Orthodox Church for the sum of $500.

During the spring of 1923, the City Council of Midvale City passed a resolution leading to an acquisition from the Midvale Ecclesiastical Ward (formerly known as the East Jordan Ecclesiastical Ward). This acquisition involved the remaining portion of the old cemetery referred to as "Plat A" and "Plat B," comprising approximately 2 acres of land. The agreed price for this acquisition was set at $100.

The following year, the city expanded its ownership by purchasing the remaining 6.59 acres of land for a payment of $1,500.

In the month of May in 1924, a comprehensive layout of the city cemetery was meticulously created. This layout, encompassing burial sections labeled from "A" to "J," was officially documented and recorded for the City by the engineering firm Caldwell and Richards Engineers.

And so, the inception of the Midvale City Cemetery took shape through these successive developments.