Mary's Cemetery District is an independent special district within Yolo County whose legislative authority is comprised of a Board of five Trustees appointed for four-year terms by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. It is operated by the laws set forth in the California State Health and Safety Codes. Division 8, Part 4, Chapter 4, Section 9040Kk) states that it is the duty of the Board of Trustees "to adopt and enforce rules and regulations for the administration, maintenance, operation, and use of the cemetery". The entire text of the California State Health and Safety Codes may be read on the California State web site.
The six acre cemetery is fenced and has an automatic underground sprinkler system installed throughout. Interment rights to plots are sold to landowners and residents of the District and eligible non-district residents as outlined in the California State Health and Safety Codes, and as outlined in the eligibility requirements on the Burial Services page. The west acre was acquired in 1991. Plot sizes were re-engineered to accommodate today's larger vault sizes in 2013. A portion of property taxes collected within the District are allocated for upkeep of the cemetery ground and chapel.