Cemetery FAQs

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How do I purchase property in one of the municipal cemeteries?

You may either make an appointment with the Cemetery Assistant to look at the cemetery books and maps to make a selection or make an appointment with a Cemetery Supervisor or the Cemetery Superintendent to meet you at the cemetery you are interested in to show you available spaces. Call 336-373-2160 or e-mail to set up an appointment.

What are the costs of graves and services in the municipal cemeteries?

Please view this fee schedule for prices.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, check, cashier's check, debit card, MasterCard and Visa.

When I make a purchase, do I have to pay in full or do you offer installment billing?

You may pay in full, but you may also do a 12-month or 24-month note, with a down payment. There is no interest or finance charge should you elect to sign a note. If you sign a note, you may not use the property or have a marker installed until the note is paid in full. If you are purchasing a grave because you have an immediate need to use it, you must pay in full prior to the burial service.

If I own property in one of the municipal cemeteries and I want to give or sell that property to someone, how do I transfer ownership?

Once you have sold the property, come to the cemetery office, 1001 Fourth St., with picture ID to do a deed transfer. We are open from 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays.

If you were not the owner of record, please bring with you the documents that named you as heir to the property. The deed transfer will be notarized and given to you to give to the new owner. The new owner then takes the deed transfer to the Guilford County Register of Deeds on the second floor of the BB&T Building, 201 W. Market St. to get the transfer recorded. The Register of Deeds is also open from 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays. 

Once the transfer is recorded, the cemetery office must be notified of the book and page number the transfer is recorded on. Then, the cemetery records will be updated with the new owner's information.

Do you offer 'green' burials?

We offer traditional and cremation burials. Traditional burials require a vault/outer burial container and a casket. Cremation burials do not require a vault/outer burial container. Cremation remains may also be scattered within the cemetery.

Can two people be buried in the same grave?

Yes and no. There can only be one traditional burial per grave, but there can be two cremation burials in one traditional size grave.

How much do vaults cost?

Vaults or outer burial containers are not purchased through our cemeteries. You may make your vault inquiries through the funeral home that will be assisting the family.

When may I have a memorial / marker / monument installed?

Once your property is paid in full, you may have a memorial / marker / monument installed at anytime, be it pre-need, immediately after a burial, or weeks, months or years after burial. Contact the funeral home or monument / marker company you plan to do business with to make the arrangements. Local businesses are familiar with the City's monument / marker limitations, rules and guidelines.