Erect a Headstone or Plaque

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Use this form to apply to erect a headstone or plaque on an occupied plot. Maximum dimensions and specific criteria may apply.

To complete this form you will need:

1. The cemetery, area, row and plot number details.

2. Dimensions of the proposed headstone/plaque.

3. To upload a photo, plan or drawing of the proposed headstone/plaque that shows the measurements.

Things to consider:

The maximum dimensions of headstones/plaques allowed by the Taupo District Cemetery Bylaw are:

- All lawn berms: 950mm (h) x 450mm (d) x 1065 (w).

- Opepe Cremation berm: 600mm (h) x 350mm (d) x 560mm (w).

- Garden of Rest/Pihanga Cremation berm: 230mm (l) x 150mm (h) x 16mm (d).

For Turangi and Mangakino lawn berms, applications for a larger headstone may be approved if it satisfies the following conditions:

1. It is in keeping with the character of the cemetery.

2. It poses no safety or security risk.

3. It does not extend into the space of another lot.

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