Our Purpose

The following rules and regulations have been adopted as a guide to the use and management of the cemetery. The rules and regulations will help protect all who have interest here. All lot owners of interment rights, visitors and contractors performing work within the cemetery shall be subjected to said rules and regulations, amendments or alterations as shall be adopted by Lake View Cemetery from time to time.

General Rules and Regulations

    1. 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 management of 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.
    2. 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 this State wherein this cemetery is located.
    3. All lots in the cemetery are sold in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Texas and shall not be used for any other purpose than as a burial place for dead human beings. All lots are sold with permanent maintenance provisions.
    4. Lots must be paid in full before a burial is made. Full purchase price must be paid before a certificate is issued.
    5. Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to Dusk. Any person found on the cemetery ground after closing will be considered a trespasser.
    6. 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 of burial.
    7. 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 or niche in which there are no burials 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Lot owners are prohibited from allowing interments to be made on their lots for compensation.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. No person, other than employees of the cemetery, shall be allowed to perform any work within the cemetery without permission from the cemetery.
    13. The cemetery shall direct all improvements within the grounds and upon all lots before and after interments have been made herein.
    14. Charges for work and services performed by the cemetery or for materials purchased from the cemetery will be at rates as approved by management of the cemetery.
    15. 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.
    16. The use of the cemetery land as a thoroughfare will not be permitted.
    17. 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 gardens or grassy areas are prohibited for purposes other than those obtained from the cemetery.
    18. Bicycles, skates, 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.
    19. Bringing alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs into the cemetery is strictly prohibited.
    20. 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.
    21. No signs, notices or advertisements of any kind shall be allowed in the cemetery unless placed by the cemetery.
    22. Peddling of any kind or soliciting the sale of any commodity, other than by the cemetery, is prohibited within the confines of the cemetery.

Interment & Funeral Regulations

    1. Interments into a lot are restricted to those entitled to burial therein according to these rules and regulations.
    2. The cemetery shall be in no way liable for any delay in the interment of a body where a protest to the interment has been made or where the rules and regulations have not been complied with; and, further, the cemetery reserves the right, under such circumstances to place the body in the receiving vault until the full rights have been determined.
    3. The use of one grave space shall be limited to interments as follows unless otherwise permitted by the cemetery: a) One adult burial, or b) Two urns of cremated remains.
    4. No burial of a casket over three feet in length will be made unless there has been provided an outer container or receptacle of concrete or such other material which the cemetery will deem to have comparable strength or resistance to deterioration.
    5. Funerals are to be at the cemetery by 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
    6. No disinterment will be allowed without permission of next of kin, the lot owner, the cemetery and the proper authorities.
    7. The cemetery shall in no way be liable for any container, receptacle or urn of cremated remains placed in any lot or niche. A permanent type of urn or vault is required for ground interment of cremated remains. The scattering of cremated remains over a family lot is prohibited.

Flower & Decoration Regulations

    1. The cemetery reserves the right to remove all flowers, wreaths or other decorations from lots as soon as they become unsightly. The grounds will be cleared of decorations twice a year. Spring cleanup begins March 1, and Fall cleanup begins October 1. In order for a family to save any decorations placed on a grave, the decoration should be removed prior to these dates. New decorations may be placed beginning April 1 and November 1 respectively.
    2. Fresh flower arrangements are allowed on lots in a permanent vase or a disposable vase. Silk flower arrangements are only allowed to be placed in a permanent vase.
    3. Grave blankets and wreaths are allowed as winter decorations from November 1 until the Spring cleanup beginning March 1.
    4. Items not allowed to be placed on a lot within the cemetery include, but are not limited to, the following: plants, plantings, shepherd's hooks, standup decorations, coping, curbing, decorative rocks, fencing, hedging, grave mounds, borders or enclosures without the permission of the Cemetery. No decorations of any type are permitted in trees or cemetery plantings.
    5. Flags may be placed on graves on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Flag Day, and Veterans Day. Flags should be kept to 12" by 18" in size or smaller. Flags are subject to removal by cemetery within ten (10) days of the Holiday.
    6. Trees and shrubs are placed throughout the cemetery by the cemetery for overall beauty and serenity of the grounds. Individual lots are not permitted to have trees or shrubs without the permission of the cemetery. Any such tree or shrub not approved by the cemetery will be removed without notice to the lot owner.
    7. Certain lots embrace a tree that may interfere with space that otherwise might be used for burial. In such a case, the cemetery recognizes that right to the retention of the trees as prior to the right of use of such space for burial. Should any such tree die naturally, the cemetery will remove it at its own expense.
    8. Glass is prohibited at all times.
    9. Devotional lights of any type are prohibited in the cemetery.
    10. The cemetery shall have the right to remove all objects whose appearance and condition warrant removal and/or violate the cemetery's rules and regulations. The cemetery also will not be liable for any flower or decoration removed or lost by any cause.


  1. All markers and monuments must be made of the highest quality granite as approved by the cemetery. We offer five colors: Gray, Memorial Rose, Mahogany, India Red and Jet black.
  2. All marker and monument installations shall by made by the cemetery or its assigned contractor. No marker or monument will be accepted by the cemetery for installation unless a sketch has been furnished defining the dimensions, material content and lettering and permission of the lot owner or proper agent of the person having burial rights in the grave to be marked. All installations must be approved by the cemetery. All charges and lot fees must have been paid in full prior to any memorial being placed on the lot, including any installation fee.
  3. All markers shall be a minimum of 4 inches thick. All markers shall have a polished, rolled edge.
  4. Monuments shall be minimum of 8 inches in thickness. Minimum monument height shall be 24 inches. Dies mush be polished on all sides, and there shall be no coring of the top of the die unless the shape is designed to accommodate the core. Monument bases may have margins not to exceed 2 inches.
  5. Statuary must be of natural marble or granite. Any carving or lettering will be permitted on one side only, unless burial right is purchased on both sides.
  6. Any permanent vase on a monument will be attached, made of polished and matching granite.
  7. On a marker, any permanent vase will be separate from the marker, made of matching granite and have drainage. All vases shall have a granite base not smaller than 10 in. X 10 in. X 4 in.
  8. The cemetery shall have the authority to reject any memorial that, on account of its size, type, design, inscription, quality, color or method of construction is unsuitable for the particular lot or grave on which it is to be placed.
  9. Any etching must be completed by hand on jet black granite. Laser etching of any kind will not be permitted.
  10. Any ceramic picture must be recessed flush.
  11. Granite corner markers are allowed on all lots and must be installed at grade level.
  12. Photographs and porcelain material may be incorporated into any memorial, upon approval by the cemetery. Any ceramic picture must be recessed flush. No protective glass or breakable material of any kind will be allowed on the memorial.
  13. Memorials shall be set in accordance with the general plan of the cemetery. Not more than one memorial may be placed on a grave.
  14. The cemetery reserves the right to prevent the placing or to remove any marker or other objects that do not comply with the standards of the cemetery. Also, the cemetery reserves the right to require the purchase of any and all markers from the cemetery or approved producers or retail dealers. All marker foundations shall be placed by employees or agents of the cemetery only.
  15. In the event a memorial is placed where it is necessary to remove it for an interment or disinterment, the cemetery shall have the right to remove such memorial without notice to the lot owner.
  16. All inurnments must be performed by regular employees of the Cemetery.
  17. Private mausoleums are available by special order. The cemetery reserves the right for design approval. All private mausoleums must be endowed for future maintenance in an amount of not less than ten percent of the actual retail cost of the mausoleum.
  18. All markers and monuments must be purchased from the cemetery or a cemetery approved vendor.
  19. All markers and monuments installed in the cemetery are required to have a foundation slab. All foundation slabs or bases will be installed by the cemetery prior to setting marker or monument. And:
    1. If the marker or monument is purchased from the cemetery, it will be installed for no additional cost, or...
    2. If the marker or monument is purchased from an approved vendor, there will be an additional charge which is listed in the schedule of charges.
Covering 31 acres, this Collin County Perpetual Care cemetery overlooks the tranquil waters of Lake Lavon and is the final resting place of Revolutionary War Hero John Abston. As such, Lake View Cemetery includes the historic Abston-Old Bellew Cemetery, recognized by the State of Texas with a Historical Marker in 1988.

Our Hours

  • Weekdays
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday

Contact Info

  • 2343 Lake Rd Lavon, TX

  • (972) 853-0808