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If you have questions about our cemeteries, need information about existing plots, or would like to purchase a plot, please schedule an appointment by calling 919-553-1530 to schedule an appointment at the Town's Operations Center at 653 NC Highway 42 W. An additional appointment can be made to visit the cemetery with our staff to view the site or sites.
The cost is $1,200 per grave.
The cost is $900 to open and close it upon interment. The $900 for opening/closing must be paid in full before a standard interment. Costs vary for Sunday and/or holiday internments and for cremains internment.
Payment for a plot or grave is accepted only at 111 E 2nd Street, in Town Hall. For more information, refer to Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.C.
All persons desiring to purchase a use license for cemetery lots in the town cemeteries shall apply to the Cemetery Official, as appointed by the Town Manager, who, upon approval and payment of the price fixed for each cemetery lot, shall cause the use license therefore to be executed to the purchaser. Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.A.
The Town provides a footstone for each grave that includes the name, birth year and year of death for the deceased. Headstones are permitted. Flush monuments are required in sections A, B, C, D, E, I, J and K of Maplewood Cemetery and all of Forest Hills Cemetery. There is no fee for getting a permit to place a monument.
To transfer a use license, the original purchaser must complete a transfer of cemetery lot form. The transfer of cemetery lot form must be approved by the Cemetery Official. Further, the transfer of use rights for a cemetery lot shall be complete when (a) a transfer of cemetery lot form is executed by the transferring party and approved by the Cemetery Official and (b) a use license for the lot is issued to the transferee by the Cemetery Official. Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.B