To transfer cemetery property, including traditional and cremation spaces, a $60 transfer fee is charged for the first space and $30 for each additional space. The transfer fee for lawn crypt spaces is $50 for the first space and $25 for each additional space. This is used to cover the administrative cost of researching, producing, and maintaining these records. A sounding fee of $10 for the first space and $5 for each additional space is charged in connection with a property transfer.
The sale or transfer of any cemetery space(s) shall not be valid or recognized until the proper documentation has been presented to the Cemetery Department and the transaction approved by the Director. The process for transferring property in a City-owned cemetery:
- Transfer fees are paid.
- The ownership of the property is researched by the City for authenticity.
- A plat of the respective space(s) is generated to ensure there are no burials on the property being transferred.
- If the property is determined to be eligible for transfer, the required documents are generated by the Cemetery Department, signatures are obtained, and file copies are distributed accordingly.