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A schedule of minimum collateral to be accepted for violations of certain regulations promulgated for the protection of the park system of the District of Columbia, in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress, approved July 1, 1898 (30 Stat. 570), as amended:

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$5.00 5.00 2.00

2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 10.00

2.00 2.00

5.00 5.00


5.00 5.00 2.00

2.00 2.00 2.00


Animals, domestic or wild:
Unlicensed or unmuzzled dogs.

50.11(a) Unleashed dogs or cats...

50.11(b) Permitting dogs or cats to commit a nuisance on playgrounds, trees, shrubs, plants, 50.11(c)

lawns, sidewalks, footpaths, or in flower beds, buildings, or in any other park areas, except in park roadways. Horses: Leaving unbridled and unattended.

50.12(a) Horses: Riding, driving, or loading without reins in hand.

50.12(b) Horses: Riding of more than two abreast..

50.12(c) Horses: Allowing to move over lawn areas.

50.12(d) Horses: Fast or reckless riding or driving and failure to bring to a walk or slow trot before 50.12(e)

passing pedestrians.
Hitch, tie, or fasten any horse or animal to any public lamp post or appurtenance thereof.-50.8(a)
Hitch, tie, or fasten any horse or animal to, or within reach of, any tree, shrub, plant, 50.10(b)

treebox or tree guard.
Grazing or permitting the running loose of an als except with official permission... 50.13
Hunting, trapping, catching, killing, pursuing, or needlessly disturbing any birds, water- 50.18(a)

fowl or wild animal except upon proper authorization. Athletics:

Playing of baseball, football, tennis, golf, or other set games, except upon grounds pro- 50.15(a)

vided under official permit.
Playing on grounds wet or otherwise unsuitable for play without damage to turf- 50.15(b)
Unauthorized use of golf or tennis facilities where fee has been prescribed..

50.15(c) Archery: Use of bows and arrows except in park areas designated by order of the 50.15(d)


Ice Skating: Fast and reckless skating, failing to abide by directions of the Park Police.. 50.15(e) Bicycles: Riding except upon the roads or designated areas.

50.40(a) Boating: Permitting privately owned boat; canoe, raft, or floating craft to be operated upon 50.41

waters in park area without official permission.
Camping: Camping, loitering, or sleeping with intent to remain more than 4 hours except 50.25(k)

upon proper authorization of the Superintendent.
Comfort Stations (revised Aug. 19, 1946):
Loiter in

50.9(a) Improper use of.

50.9(b) Interfere with attendant.

50.9(c) Destruction of property therein..

50.9(d) Commercial activities: Soliciting of alms and contributions for private gain.

50.24(a) Soliciting of patronage by guides or other persons.

50.24(a) Display or distribution of any form of commercial advertising without permission. 50.24(b)(1) Photographing a public monument or memorial that includes any commercial vehicle or 50.24(b)(2)

bus, without permission.
Photographing models demonstrating wearing apparel or other commercial articles, 50.24(b)(3)

without permi ssion.
Selling, exposing article for sale, or charging admission fee, without permission.. 50.24(c)
Fishing in fountain basins and ornamental pools...-

50.18(d) Fishing from the banks of the Potomac River, Anacostia River, Rock Creek, Washing. 50.18(e) ton Channel, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal or other waters within par areas where

such banks have been posted with official signs problbiting fishing. Unlicensed fishing where license is required by State laws.

50.18(c) Fishing in the Tidal Basin between March 31 and May 30..

50.18(d) Gambling: Participating in games for money or property, or the operating of gambling 50.17

devices for merchandise or otherwise. Indecency, immorality, profanity: Committing obscene or indecent acts..

50.26 (a), (1) Urinating or defecating in any place other than the places officially provided therefor. 50.26(b) Committing adultery or fornication in park areas.

50.26(c) Addressing, soliciting, or attempting to make the acquaintance of another

person for im- 50.26(d) moral or indecent purposes. Using profane or indecent language..

50.26(e) Lamps and Lampposts: Breaking any lantern, glass, frame, street designation, or fixture on public land.

50.8(a) Remove, extinguish, or obstruct the light in any public lamp.---

50.8(b) Climbing upon, damaging, attaching guy line or sign, defacing, or piling material against 50.8(c)

a public lamppost. Liquors, use of: Drinking beer, wine, or spirituous liquors except at places licensed for the 50.28(a)

*5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00

10.00 5. 00 2.00 2.00



2.00 2.00


2.00 *10.00


10.00 *25.00 *25.00


10.00 10.00 5.00

sale thereof. Lying upon park benches......

50.25(j) See footnote at end of table.


2.00 5.00


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10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00


5.00 5.00 10.00

2.00 *25.00



Committing a nuisance of any kind or engaging in disorderly conduct in park areas 50. 25

prohibited. Scuffling and wrestling in the vicinity of other persons.

50.25(a) Intentional throwing or dropping of breakable articles..

50.25(b) Throwing stones or other missiles.

50.25(c) Throwing or dropping any object from windows at the top of Washington Monument or 50.25(d)

from staircase landings. Throwing or leaving paper, fruit skins, or other rubbish except in receptacles officially 50. 51(c) provided for same. Placing refuse from private property in officially provided receptacles for park refuse... 50.25(e) Spitting upon sidewalks or paths..

50.25(f) Discharging fireworks, firearms or other explosives without official permission.

50.25(g) Bathing, swimming or wading in any fountain or pool except where officially authorized. 50.25(h) Carrying or possessing, while in any park area, a gun, air gun, sling, dart, projectile 50.49(a)

thrower, knife with blade exceeding 3 inches, or other dangerous weapon. Obstructing entrances, exits, sidewalks:

Occupying roads, highways, bridges, walks, footpaths, or bridle paths in such a manner 50.30(a-c)

as to hinder or obstruct their proper use. Photographing other than commercial; restrictions:

Photographing of persons posing in a frivolous or undignified manner within, upon, or 50.45(a)





by any National Memorial.
Using tripod or other device for the support of camera or other instrument on the floors or 50.45(b)

steps of any memorial unless equipped to prevent scratching or other damage.
Making motion or sound pictures without permission, excepting amateurs and bona fide 50.45(c)

newsreel photographers.
Preventing holders of official permits from occupying groves on dates and between hours 50.14(a)

Building fires in areas other than established ireplaces, without permission...

Leaving garbage and refuse in park areas other than receptables provided for same... 50.14(c)
Public property:
Climbing upon or injuring any monument or structure.

50.7(a) Interfering with water system.

50.7(b) Removing of lifebuoys except for the purpose of aiding persons in the water.

50.7(c) Injury to lawns, short cuts.

50.7 (d), (e) Removing, tampering with or damaging any official or public sign..

50.7(1) Dumping without authority.

50.7(g) Storing material without authority.

50.7(h) Enclose any park area or erect any fence, wall, or build any road, trail, bridge or other 50.7(1)

structure, without authority.
Pour or cause to spill on park area, any gas, salt, acid or other deleterious substance, 50.7(j)

without authority.
Remove or damaging Government property.

50.7(k) Roller skating and coasting: Roller skating except in designated areas..

50.40(b) Operating sleds, sleighs, scooters, coaster wagons or similar vehicles except in designated 50.40(c)

Scientific specimens, collection of: Collecting of natural objects without permission... 50.43
Traffic and motor vehicles:
Cleaning or repairing except in cases of emergency

50.35 Driving or parking in gutters where no curb exists.

50.33(2-7) Driving or parking on any footpath, bridlepath, towpath, walk, sidewalk, footbridge, 50.32(1)

horsebridge or lawn area.
Driving over or parking on park area other than road, street, or designated parking space, 50.33(a-1)

whether such is grasses or not.
Left turn from one-way road, from any lane other than lane nearest left curb or edge of 50.32(k)

Operation of passenger-carrying vehicles with curtains drawn more than halfway down, 50,31(g)

except for funerals or protection from the elements.
Operating a motor vehicle when either or both identification tags thereon are obscured by 50.32(i)

snow, mud or other matter.
Operating commercial vehicles in park area without official permit----

50.36(a-c) Operating vehicle without adjustment to prevent excessive fumes or smoke.

50.39 Cruising taxicabs in restricted areas.

50.36(d) Parking at night in unlighted park areas..

50.33(a-3) Parking with windows screened or curtains drawn, in park areas.

50.33(a 4) Parking which involves contact with any tree, shrub, plant, or with its exposed roots. 50.33(a-8) Unauthorized parking in park area..

50.33(b) Tampering with or attempting to enter or start any motor vehicle without authority from 50.38

the owner.
Operating vehicles without permission across bridges when the weight, which includes 60.37(a)

load, is in excess of officially posted weight limit sign. See footnote at end of table.

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2.00 *2.00

5.00 10.00 10.00



2.00 2.00


2.00 2.00 5.00





5.00 5.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 10.00 *25.00

100.00 sites. 55.20 Burial sections. 55.21 Disinterments.


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NOTE: Trafic violators charged with violations of the traffic regulations promulgated for the

District of Columbia, and applicable to all park areas within the confines of the District
of Columbia, will be required to post collateral in accordance with the official list of mini-
mum collateral requirements for such violations.
Trees, shrubs, plants:

Removing or injuring trees, shrubs, plants, grass and other vegetation...
Hitch, tie, fasten, nail, anchor, screw, or otherwise attach any wire, cable, chain, rope,

card, sign, poster advertisement, notice, handbill, board or other article to any tree,
sbrub, or plant, without permission.
Vagrancy: Sleeping, loafing, in park areas by day and night by persons having no lawful
employment and no lawful means of support realized from a lawful occupation and
unable to establish residence.

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NOTE 1: Where the specified cash collateral is $25 or more, the amount of bond in lieu of said cash collateral shall be $100.00

NOTE 2: Attention is directed to the fact that the foregoing amounts represent only "minimum" collateral. This amount may be increased depending on the seriousness of the violation, this is particularly true in cases of violations preceded by the (*) asterisk, [24 F.R. 11014, Dec. 30, 1959, as amended at 31 F.R. 6316, Apr. 26, 1966)


Sec. 65.25 Penalties.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 55 issued under R.S. 4881, as amended, sec. 1, 19 Stat, 99, as amended, secs. 1-3, 39 Stato 535, as amended, sec. 1, 49 Stat. 458, sec. 1, 53 Stat. 1342, secs. 1, 2, 67 Stat. 495, 498; 16 U.S.C. 1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 231, 4500, 24 U.S.C. 278, 286. E.O. 6166, June 10, 1933, E.O. 8428, 5 F.R. 2131, 3 CFR, 1940 Supp., Proc. 2554, 7 F.R. 3143, 3 CFR Cum. Supp.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 58 appear at 24 F.R. 11023, Dec. 30, 1959 unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 31 FR. 16658, Dec. 29, 1966.



GENERAL Sec. 55.1 Purpose. 552

Authority for national cemeteries. 55.3 Administration, control, and super

vision. 55.4

Defacing. 55.5 Disposition unserviceable headstones,

markers, etc. 55.6 Blank ammunition for veterans' orga

nizations for use in national

cemeteries. 55.7 Erection of poles and lines and utility

lines. 55.8 Animals, fowl, and pets. 55.9 Cemetery hours. 55.10 Visitors. 55.11 Use and display of flag. 55.12 Servioes and ceremonies. 55.13 Photographs. 55.14 Solicitations.

INTERMENTS AND DISINTERMENTS 55.15 Who may be interred. 55.16 Interment scheduling. 55.17 Interment cost. 55.18 Burial permits. 55.19 Utilization and reservation of grave

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS 55.22 Headstones and markers. 55.23 Private monuments and markers for

graves. 55.24 Private memorials and commemora

tive tablets.

GENERAL 8 55.1 Purpose.

The regulations in this part define the authority and responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and administration of the national cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior. $ 55.2 Authority for national cemeteries.

Basic legal authority pertaining to national cemeteries is contained in the act of February 22, 1867, ch. 61, 41 Stat. 400, as amended; 24 U.S.C. 271 (ch. 7); the act of August 25, 1916, ch. 408, 39 Stat. 535, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1 and E.O. 6166, June 10, 1933, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 132 (note).

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$ 55.3

Administration, control, and su. pervision. The Director of the National Park Service, under the direction and control of the Secretary of the Interior, is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and administration of the national cemeteries below listed, and for the formulation of plans, policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining thereto.

Andrew Johnson National Monument.
Antietam (Sharpsburg), Maryland.
Battleground, District of Columbia.
Chalmette National Historical Park.
Custer Battlefield National Cemetery.
Fort Donelson (Dover), Tennessee.
Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Poplar Grove (Petersburg), Virginia.
Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing), Tennessee.
Stones River (Murfreesboro), Tennessee.
Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Yorktown, Virginia. $ 55.4 Defacing.

Every person who willfully destroys, mutilates, defaces, injures, or removes any structure, tree, or plant within the limits of any national cemetery is subject to prosecution under the terms of the Act of March 3, 1911, chapter 231 and 291 (36 Stat. 1167; 24 U.S.C. 286). $ 55.5 Disposition unservicable head

stones, markers, etc. (a) Government headstones and grave markers. Government headstones and markers which are replaced will be broken up so that the inscriptions are 1llegible and the resulting stone used or disposed of as rubble. Government headstones as such will not be sold or donated to any individual or organization.

(b) Private monuments and markers. Private headstones, markers, and monuments that are broken or materially damaged or on which the inscriptions have become illegible will be reported to the Director for instructions as to disposition. The report will include full information as to condition of stone and pertinent information as to the next of kin. $ 55.6 Blank ammunition for veterans'

organizations for use in national

cemeteries. (a) The Act of 26 May 1952 (66 Stat. 94; 50 U.S.C. 62) authorized the free issue of caliber .30 blank ammunition to national veterans' organizations recog

nized by the Veterans Administration, Washington 25, D.C., for use at funerals and other ceremonies within national cemeteries.

(b) The national cemetery superintendent will be responsible for requisitioning, storing, and issuing such ammunition. § 55.7 Erection of poles and lines and

utility lines. The construction or erection of poles and lines, including underground lines, for the transmission and distribution of electric power; poles and lines, including underground lines, for telephone and telegraph purposes; and water, sewer and gas pipes will be permitted only with the authorization of the regional director. 8 55.8 Animals, fowl, and pets.

(a) The keeping of animals or fowl, other than those normally considered as household pets, within the cemetery inclosure is prohibited.

(b) Superintendents will, in each instance, request permission from the regional director to keep household pets within the cemetery inclosure. § 55.9 Cemetery hours.

(a) The cemetery gates will be opened to the public every day throughout the year at 8 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. (local time), except on Memorial Day when the gates will remain open until 7 p.m. Approval may be granted by the regional director for an extension of time in meritorious cases.

(b) A metal plaque showing cemetery hours will be attached to the main entrance gate. The plaque will be lettered as follows:


8 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 8 55.10 Visitors.

(a) Visitors will be admitted during the hours the gates are open.

(b) Visitors are not permitted to litter the grounds; cut, break, or injure trees, shrubs, or plants; use the cemeteries as picnic grounds; or otherwise desecrate the area.

(c) Superintendents will apprise offenders of the regulations and if repeated violations occur, such offenders will be asked to leave. Should it become necessary to arrest an offender, the superintendent will bring, or cause such person to be brought, before any United

States Commissioner or judge of any district court of the United States within the State or district in which the cemetery is located, and there the superintendent will make complaint in due form.

(d) The use of national cemetery drives as public highways is prohibited, and the speed of vehicles must not exceed 25 miles per hour. The superintendent may, however, reduce the speed limit to that which he deems consistent with the public safety and in consideration of other pertinent factors. The superintendent will prescribe and promulgate such rules as may be necessary to provide for safety and proper control of traffic including parking rights generally.

(e) Special advance plans may be developed in anticipation of large crowds which may restrict the number of motor vehicles permitted to enter the cemetery area in order to relieve congestion and to promote public safety. $ 55.11 Use and display of flag.

The flag will be used and displayed in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to law. (June 22, 1942, 56 Stat. 377, ch. 435; 36 U.S.C. 173–178.) $ 55.12 Services and ceremonies.

(a) General. Patriotic organizations may, with proper permission, conduct services in national cemeteries. Requests for permission should be addressed to the superintendent of the cemetery who will asign an appropriate time and render assistance in carrying out the program. No organization will be given exclusive permission to enter any cemetery or for any particular occasion. Where several requests are received for separate services, the superintendent will schedule each so as to avoid Interference.

(b) Special occasions. Since many organizations regularly conduct such services on Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, Easter Sunday, national holidays, and other special occasions, the procedure governing such services will be essentially as above provided. When Memorial Day falls on Sunday the ceremonies may be scheduled for either Sunday or Monday. 8 55.13 Photographs.

(a) The superintendent may not furnish photographs of individual interment services or of an individual grave within a national cemetery.

(b) The next of kin of the deceased or his authorized representative may photograph the interment services or grave.

(c) The superintendents will furnish to the next of kin a photograph of the grave marker identifying group burials.

(d) The taking of photographs of national cemeteries for private or commercial purposes may be permitted. Superintendents will advise photographers that authorization is granted on the condition that the use or sale of such photographs will not tend to detract from the dignity and reverential atmosphere associated with national cemeteries or invade the privacy of next of kin through publication of any photographs showing name or identifying detail on individual grave markers. $ 55.14 Solicitations.

(a) Solicitation within the area of a national cemetery of any type of business is prohibited and this includes guide service, the sale of souvenirs and refreshments.

(b) Violators will be ordered to leave the cemetery and repeated violations will be prosecuted according to law.

INTERMENTS AND DISINTERMENTS $ 55.15 Who may be interred.

Burial in a national cemetery is authorized under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army. $ 55.16 Interment scheduling.

(a) It is the responsibility of the superintendent to fix the date and hour of all interments in a national cemetery. Upon receipt of a request for interment, the requester will be advised that the time set is tentative pending official determination of eligibility and receipt by the superintendent of authorization for interment. Under normal circumstances, superintendents will tentatively schedule interments so as to allow two full work days for The Quartermaster General to verify service data and determine eligibility. If extraordinary or compelling conditions require that a funeral be tentatively scheduled within the two work day period, the superintendent will communicate the circumstances to The Quartermaster General, together with his recommendations.

(b) Upon receipt of a request for interment, the superintendent will check all pertinent cemetery records to determine if any prior interment or gravesite reservation has been made in that ceme

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