Cemetery Department

Contact Us

  1. David Webster
    Cemetery Foreman

    Office located at
    City Hall
    2 S Main St.
    815-875-2631

    Lot Sales Office Hours:
    9:00am-3:00pm Mon.-Fri.

Cemetery Rules and Cleaning

The placement of fresh flowers, artificial flowers, wreaths, memorials, candles, vigil lights and decorations on graves is allowed in all parts of Oakland and Elm Lawn City Cemeteries from April 1 to October 31. Shepherd's hooks or any wooden or metal frame or device to hold floral displays or other displays are also allowed. Winter decorations and covering for entire graves are allowed starting November 15 and will be removed based on weather under the direction of the Cemetery Foreman. The grave owner shall remove all such items for City of Princeton cemetery cleaning as announced by the Cemetery Department and published on this website and in the local newspaper.

For additional information about the Princeton City Cemetery please see the City Code Book, Chapter 5.

Oakland & Elm Lawn Cemetery Fall and Spring clean-up schedule will be as follows:

After November 4th, city crews will be removing any remaining Summer and Fall decorations from Oakland and Elm Lawn cemeteries, in addition to turning over vases at Elm Lawn for winter.

After April 1st, city crews will be removing winter decorations and any old or worn out decorations from the cemetery.

After April 15th, city crews will be removing artificial wreaths to prepare for mowing season.

Please remove any decorations you would like to keep before these dates.