Monument Regulations

JCMI wishes to remind all monument makers that it is mandatory to comply with our By-Laws and Rules and Regulations with respect to Monument Installation.

These regulations will be strictly enforced in all JCMI cemeteries.

By Laws:
1.1 All MONUMENTS and MARKERS should comply with these maximum specifications:

Type of Marker Width Thickness Height
Single Stone Die 30" (76.20 cm) 8" (20.32 cm) 30" (76.20 cm)
Single Stone Base 36" (91.44 cm) 14" (35.56 cm) 6" (15.24 cm)
Double Stone Die 60" (152.4 cm) 10" (25.40 cm) 30" (76.20 cm)
Double Stone Base 72" (182.88 cm) 14" (35.56 cm) 6" (15.24 cm)
Pillow Marker 24" (61 cm) 14" (35.56 cm) 4" (10.16 cm)

These dimensions meet the current standards of all Cemetery Associations. The overall height of a MARKER from the top of its foundation is not to exceed 36” (91.44cm), plus the normal thickness of the mortar or other adhesive material between MARKER and its base. All MARKERS and their bases shall be made of granite and shall be properly attached to each other. Minimum sizes as per the “Act”.

1.2 Prior to installation of a MARKER, written permission, (a permit), shall be obtained from JCMI. Marker Care and Maintenance Fund fees must be paid before a permit is issued. [The Permit should also include the date of unveiling to insure that the foundation is set well before the delivery date.]

1.3 JCMI will refuse to permit installation of any MARKER; and may order the removal of any installed Marker that contains any engraved image, portrait, attached picture, carving, vase or container of any description. Markers shall be inscribed with the name of the deceased and date of death in English and Hebrew; plus, another language if desired.  All markers must be inspected before installation by the Cemetery Manager.

1.4 JCMI will refuse to allow any monument maker to install any MARKER on JCMI CEMETERIES unless they have commercial general insurance including products for completed operations, independent contractor coverage and non-owned automobile of not less than $2,000,000 and coverage under the Workers Safely and Insurance Board. JCMI may further refuse to allow any monument maker to install any MARKER on JCMI CEMETERIES, if they have previously violated these RULES, and have refused or neglected to remedy such violation.