Monumental design and dimension requirements
Each cemetery has specific monumental design and dimension requirements.
The monumental mason will be aware of the specific cemetery requirements.
Cemetery staff will also provide guidance about the types of monuments allowed, when you purchase a plot.
Who can install monuments and headstones?
Monuments can only be installed within Auckland Cemeteries by approved monumental installers.
View a list of approved monument installers.
To hold an unveiling of your monument, contact the cemetery office to arrange a time.
Staff will need a date, time, plot location, contact details and approximately how many people will attend.
There is no charge for booking an unveiling ceremony.
Once the monument has been installed, the burial rights holder or their assignee will be responsible for keeping the plot and monument in good repair.
Confine all flowers and adornments to approved receptacles, and keep them on the concrete beam. They cannot encroach onto neighbouring plots.
We will remove any adornments that prevent cemetery maintenance or do not comply with cemetery guidelines.
Monument conservation in Symonds Street Cemetery
The Symonds Street Cemetery is a significant heritage site, so anyone wishing to do conservation work on any of the monuments needs our permission.
We have prepared a guide to repairing and conserving the monuments, which includes the forms to apply for permission.
Get a copy of the guide