Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes
Cemetery General Rules and Regulations
Rules and regulations of the cemetery and prices for burial spaces and services are made by the cemetery and become effective upon approval by the cemetery.
The cemetery may, and it hereby expressly reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice to lot owners, to adopt new rules and regulations or to amend, alter, and/or repeal any rule, regulation and/or article, section or paragraph in these Rules and Regulations. Special cases may arise in which the literal enforcement of the rule may impose unnecessary hardship. The cemetery, therefore, reserves the right, without notice, to make exceptions, suspensions or modifications in any of the Rules and Regulations when, in its judgment, the same appear advisable, and such temporary exceptions, suspensions or modifications shall in no way be construed as affecting the general application of such.
The cemetery retains to itself, for the benefit of all interment right owners, full and complete supervision, control and management of the land, buildings, improvements, roads, walks, utilities, development, books and records, and the full and complete authority, rights and privileges to make, change administer and enforce all rules and regulations and restrictions not inconsistent with the laws of the State of Oklahoma wherein this cemetery is located.
All lots in the cemetery are sold in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Oklahoma and shall not be used for any other purpose than as a burial place for dead human remains. All lots are sold with permanent maintenance provisions, herein known as endowment care.
Lots must be paid in full prior to a burial taking place. Full purchase price must be paid before a certificate is issued.
Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, from April 1 through October 31. Visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. on Sundays and holidays from April 1 through October 31. From November 1 through March 31, visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Any person found on the cemetery grounds after closing will be considered trespassing. Cemetery reserves the right to adjust operating hours at its own discretion.
The cemetery issues to each owner of the rights of burial for its lots, crypts or niches, a Certificate of Ownership describing the location and naming the owner or owners of the said location. The naming of more than one owner is indicative of joint ownership in common with rights of survivorship. The issuance of such certificate is the cemetery’s sole form of recognition of ownership. Possession of the certificate by a person whom is not listed on the certificate is not in itself evidence of ownership. Purchasers of lots, crypts or niches simply acquire the right to inter human remains in accordance with these rules and regulations.
The owner of interment rights hereunder may dispose of same by will or, should the owner die intestate, such interment rights shall pass according to laws of this State governing intestacy provided, however, the cemetery shall not be bound by such transfers unless and until an exemplification of record of same has been presented to it and such change has been recorded on the books and records of the cemetery. Any plot, crypt or niche in which there are no burials, entombments, or inurnments may be transferred to a new owner, providing the original Certificate of Ownership is submitted to the cemetery together with proper transfer agreement, upon payment of transfer fee in accordance with the cemetery’s established schedule of charges.
In the event of loss or destruction of a Certificate of Ownership and upon the presentation of a written request, accompanied by a properly executed affidavit by the owner setting forth the circumstances of the loss or destruction, the cemetery will prepare a duplicate certificate from its records.
Lot owners are prohibited from allowing interments to be made on their lots for compensation.
If a lot owner sells or transfers title to his or her lot, as provided by these regulations, he or she must pay any and all indebtedness due the cemetery before such transfer of title will be allowed. Cemetery reserves the right to charge a fee for any such transfer of title.
All lot owners are required to notify the cemetery of any change of address. All notices required to be sent shall be sent to the last recorded address and such notices shall be deemed adequate.
No person, other than employees of the cemetery, shall be allowed to perform any work within the cemetery without permission from the cemetery.
The cemetery shall direct all improvements within the grounds and upon all lots before and after interments have been made herein.
Charges for work and services performed by the cemetery or for materials purchased from the cemetery will be at rates as approved by management.
The cemetery will take all reasonable precautions to protect lot owners and their property within the cemetery from loss, damage or injury but it shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury.
The use of cemetery land as a thoroughfare will not be permitted
The right to use automobiles or other vehicles in the cemetery is authorized solely and exclusively for the purpose of transporting persons to visit burial plots. The speed limit within the cemetery is fifteen (15) miles per hour. Parking and/or driving on any garden or grassy areas are prohibited.
Bicycles, skates, snowmobiles, motorcycles, horses, etc., may not be used on cemetery lands except with the approval of the cemetery. Dogs are not permitted except when kept on a leash or in a vehicle.
Bringing alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs into the cemetery is strictly prohibited.
The cemetery shall have the right to enter upon or use any adjoining lot or lots to carry out its duties as to interments, erection of monuments or markers, etc., without prior notice to the lot owner.
No signs, notices or advertisements of any kind shall be allowed in the gardens unless placed by the cemetery.
Peddling of any kind or soliciting the sale of any commodity, other than by the cemetery, is prohibited with the confines of the cemetery.