The cost for a grave is currently $1,000 per grave.
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Come by the Town's Operations Center located at 653 NC Highway 42 West, at the intersection of NC 42 Highway West and Guy Road, where you will be referred to a member of our Public Works staff. Our staff member will first need to determine which cemetery you are interested in and then identify plots or graves that may interest you. Upon request, an appointment can be made to visit the cemetery with our staff to view the site or sites that you have chosen. After selection of the plot(s) or grave(s), you would then go back to theOperations Center and complete the appropriate forms with the Public Works Administrative Support Specialist.
No interments will take place on Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Interment costs can be prepaid, but must be paid in full before an interment is authorized.
The Town offers two options:
No burial can take place and no license can be executed until the grave is paid in full. Any grave not paid for in full according to these terms will revert to the Town with no refunds being granted. Hardship cases will be determined by the Town Manager or his designee. Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.C
Yes. After each grave is paid in full, a license will be completed and sent to the licensee, per Cemetery Ordinance 92.01.A. Please remember to retain this document for future reference.
As part of the purchase price for the rights to the graves, effective October 1, 2012, the Town will provide a footstone for each grave that includes the name of the deceased, their year of birth, and year of death. In addition to the footstone, graves are still permitted to have a headstone.
Flush Monuments are required in sections A, B, C, D, E, I, J and K of Maplewood Cemetery and all of Forest Hills Cemetery. If you are not sure where these sections are located, please check with the Public Works Administrative Support Specialist. Cemetery Ordinance 92.07
Yes. First, contact the Operations Center (919-553-1530) and request a Transfer of Cemetery Lot form. After completing this form, submit along with your deed or license to the Public Works Administrative Support Specialist. This form will legally document the transfer of said rights from the original owner(s) or licensee(s) to the person or persons that will become the new licensee of the property. The Town will prepare a new license for the site and mail to the new licensee. This will not take place until all applicable fees are paid by the licensee. Cemetery Ordinance 92.01