Green River Cemetery

Rules and Regulations


221 Leyden Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Telephone (413) 774 2604

For information concerning the purchase of lots, location of gravesites or a complete printout of Rules and Regulations, please call the Superintendent at 774-2604.



  1. No artificial arrangements, other than seasonal wreaths, are allowed to be attached to monuments.

  2. All artificial decorations may be removed by the cemetery at the end of each season.

  3. Balloons and statues are not allowed other than for brief periods (up to 6 months) around specific occasions. Superintendent may remove upon his discretion.

  4. Curbing, and edging are allowed only when approved by the superintendent and must meet specific requirements. No fencing allowed.

  5. Solar lights and eternal lights are allowed at the discretion of the Superintendent.

  6. No walls or structures are allowed on any lot.

  7. Plantings should not exceed the height of your monument or protrude outside the perimeter of your lot size. The superintendent may choose to remove such plantings per individual situations that do not follow this rule.

  8. No shrubs or plants may be planted on lots without prior approval from the superintendent. No shrubs to be allowed in section 43 and beyond. Approved perennials are hosta, daylily, astilbe or any other small low growing plant and must be in the confines of lot.

  9. Summer decorations must be removed by October 15th and winter decorations must be removed by April 1st.

  10. Prior approval must be obtained from the superintendent before any monument or marker may be installed or erected.

  11. No tomb shall be erected upon any lot.


  1. The Cemetery grounds will be open from 7:00 A.M. to sunset.
  2. The Cemetery shall in no way be held liable for any injuries sustained by anyone in the Cemetery.
  3. All persons are prohibited from any disrespectful use of the Cemetery grounds.
  4. All persons are prohibited from gathering flowers, either wild or cultivated, breaking or cutting trees, shrubbery or plants, or defacing or otherwise damaging monuments or other structures.
  5. Automobiles shall not exceed a speed of 15 miles per hour when driven through the grounds. Motorcycles, snowmobiles, go-carts and other mechanized vehicles are not allowed.
  6. Dogs shall not be allowed on the Cemetery grounds.
  7. No signs or notices or advertisements of any kind shall be allowed in the Cemetery unless placed by the Cemetery agents or employees.
  8. The Superintendent or, in his absence, his representative, is hereby empowered to enforce all rules and regulations, and shall have supervision and control of all persons within the Cemetery, including the conduct of funerals, traffic and employees.


All work done in Green River Cemetery is done under the Rules approved by the Board of Trustees and the supervision of the Superintendent.

No Monument or Marker shall be erected in Green River Cemetery until the material, style and inscription have been approved by the Superintendent.

Complete specifications are available in the office of the Superintendent