Hillcrest Municipal Cemetery FAQs
Are there any restrictions on placing a stone to mark a grave?
Yes, there are restrictions.
All head stones must either be on a base stone, or flush with the ground. (No slants or beveled markers)
Government/Military markers (VA) must be flat markers. No upright government/military markers are allowed. VA flat bronze, flat marble, and flat granite markers are accepted.
All foot markers must be flush with the ground. Minimum size of foot markers is 7” x 14”.
All monument foundations are concrete and are poured by the City of
What does a grave at the Hillcrest Municipal Cemetery cost?
All graves are $750 each. Cash or check only.
Only VA markers that are flush with the ground are permissible in the
How much does the opening/closing of a grave cost?
The fee is $650 if a grave marker is already present. If a marker is not present, the fee is $850. The $200 difference is a deposit that will be refunded if the grave is properly marked within one year. Otherwise, the city will retain the $200 to place a flush marker to identify the grave.
How do I obtain ownership of lots purchased by my deceased ancestors?
Present a probated will.
Present an affidavit of heirship. An affidavit of heirship provides evidence of family history, so that the City can conclude who legally inherited the property owned by the deceased person.