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Mountain View Cemetery

Call City of Dillon Offices for burial arrangements. 406-683-4245

Mountain View Cemetery was established by a private corporation in the year 1888.
The Mountain View Cemetery Corporation acquired property and administered the cemetery
pursuant to its corporate purposes until November 6, 1920 at which time the property was conveyed to the City of Dillon who assumed duties of care and maintenance and acquired additional property for Mountain View Cemetery. Since November 6, 1920, the City of Dillon has administered and operated the cemetery in its capacity as a municipal corporation.

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Location. 934 Sweetwater Road, Dillon, Montana.
Mountain View Cemetery is composed of 39.98 acres of land owned by the City of Dillon located in Section 20, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Cemetery Tract in the East ½ of the East ½ of the Northeast ¼. The land is owned, controlled, and used by the City of Dillon for burial of human dead, together with such other tracts of land as the City of Dillon may hereafter acquire or designate for such purposes.

Days of Operation.
Business days for Mountain View Cemetery are Monday through Friday.
Interments are not permitted on Sunday or Major Holidays.
*Exceptions may be granted under extenuating circumstances. Additional fees may apply.

Hours of Operation.
Mountain View Cemetery conducts burial services between the hours of eight-thirty (8:30) a.m. to three-thirty (3:30) p.m.
The time for burial services must be arranged to allow the grave to be properly filled and all surplus ground removed before four-thirty (4:30) p.m. of the same day.

Summer hours begin on the date of the start of daylight saving time in the spring of the year.

Winter hours begin on the date of the end of daylight saving time in the fall of the year.

Funeral homes or person(s) making burial arrangements may be charged overtime fees:
Weekdays.
Overtime fees may be charged when the Cemetery Director or designated City representative is required to complete closing duties of graves after four-thirty (4:30) p.m.
Fees are equal to Saturday morning opening and closing fees as set resolution of the City Council after public hearing.
Saturdays. Morning. When the Cemetery Director or designated City representative is able to complete closing of the grave prior to noon (12:00 p.m.), overtime fees are charged.
Afternoon. When the Cemetery Director or designated City representative is required to complete closing of the grave after Noon (12:00 p.m.), overtime fees may be adjusted.
Minor Holidays Morning. When the Cemetery Director or designated City representative is able to complete closing of the grave prior to noon (12:00 p.m.), overtime fees are charged.

Fees
Opening and Closing
Full Burial --- $350.00
Urns/Cremated Remains --- $175.00
Oversized Urns (16-in x 16-in or larger) --- $350.00
Overtime --- $250.00

Lot Fees
Full Size Grave --- $350.00
Cremation Row --- $175.00
Columbarium Niche --- $1120.00
Memorial Wall Plaque --- $125.00
Filing Fee --- $7.00


The following schedules and rules are strictly enforced:
1. Year Round.
   a. Cemetery grounds are cleaned on a regular basis.
   b. Items not allowed may be disposed of by Cemetery staff.
   c. Items and flowers that interfere with opening and closing preparations may be disposed of       by Cemetery staff.
   d. Items and flowers that become faded or unsightly may be disposed of by Cemetery staff.
   e. Items and flowers lying directly on or pushed onto Cemetery ground may be disposed of       by Cemetery staff.
   f. Flowers and decorations are allowed in vases as follows:
         i. Open Sections. Permanently affixed onto hearths or in a foundation with a five inch
            (5”) concrete or granite wash.
         ii. Permanent flower holders, including shepherds hooks, are allowed on the side of the
            stones and must be set with a concrete or granite wash at least five inches (5”) in width
            around sides and flush to the ground to permit mowing. Decoration of flush stones
            is not allowed unless the flush stone is at the head of the grave.
            *Exception: Cremation Row-- Decorations only allowed during
            Memorial Day Weekend.

2. Not Permitted. Following is a partial list of items not permitted on Cemetery grounds: glass, ceramic, rocks, pottery, trinkets, knick-knacks, and statues. Additional exclusions may be incorporated within the internal rules and policies of the Mountain View Cemetery.

3. Memorial Day Holiday. Allowable floral or decorative items may be placed on Cemetery grounds five (5) days prior to Memorial Day through Sunday following Memorial Day.

4. Summer. Items on Cemetery grounds must be completely removed beginning the Monday following Memorial Day through Labor Day except for flowers and decorations on shepherd’s hooks, and vases.

5. Fall. Items remaining on Cemetery grounds must be completely removed beginning October 1st through one (1) day prior to Thanksgiving.

6. Winter. Allowable floral or decorative items may be placed on Cemetery grounds beginning Thanksgiving Day through May 1st.

7. Spring. Beginning May 1st through six (6) days prior to Memorial Day, items on Cemetery grounds must be completely removed except those on shepherd’s hooks and decorations in approved vases.