Cemetery

Price increase effective July 1st! Please see information below on the prices.

That the Ordinances of the City of Keene, as amended, are hereby further amended by deleting the stricken text and inserting the bolded text in Section 22-64 “Price of Graves”, in Division 1 “Generally”, in Article III, “Lots” of Chapter 22 entitled “Cemeteries” as follows:

Section   22-64. Price of graves:

 All graves excepting those below, per grave ……………………….... $750.00

 Cremain grave, three feet by five feet, per grave ................... $500.00

 Section 22-65. Miscellaneous charges:

 Disinterments ......................................................full body $1200.00
                                                                         Cremation      $300.00

Interments: including openings, greenery, closing, reseeding and official recording

Standard four feet by ten feet ………………$600.00
Standard interment – weekend/holiday…$900.00

              Children up to six months ............................$112.00
              Children six months up to 12 years ..............$250.00

Ground inurnment (cremains) .................................. $250.00
Ground inurnment (cremains) – weekend/holiday….......$400.00
Winter interment fees are between December 1 and March 31
Standard four feet by ten feet ....................................$750.00

 
Winter Standard interment – Weekend/holiday……………………$1050.00
Ground inurnment (cremains)......................................... $350.00
Winter ground inurnment (cremains) – weekend/holiday………$500.00

When two individuals are interred at the same time in the same grave, there will be a recording fee for the second interment. This would apply to cremains included in a casket or a double urn ............................$75.00
Tomb service: flat rate for bodies to be buried outside of the city ........................$25.00 plus $20.00 per month entombed
 

Overtime fee for funerals and closing extending beyond 3:00 p.m. on regular workdays or funerals on weekends, as permitted, per hour ..........$65.00 per hour, per person  One hour minimum weekdays three hour minimum weekends

Overtime fee for funerals on recognized city holidays, as permitted, per hour ........$65.00 per hour; three hour minimum, per person

Evergreen shrub permit fee ....................$20.00
Evergreen shrub permit fee with planting service .................$50.00
Rosebush and lilac permit fee .......................$15.00
Flush marker installation .............................. $100
Flush marker installation – Veteran………........….$0.00
Tent for graveside service .............................$150.00
Memorial Stone Permit Flat Marker……..............$25.00
Memorial Stone Permit – upright marker…………...$50.00
Memorial Stone Permit – corner marker……………..$40.00

 

Have you tried  the  Cemetery Lookup to search for your relatives who may be buried in Keene?   Existing interment records have been formatted into a searchable database.   Records date back to the late 1700’s and include entries from the nine municipal cemeteries in Keene that the department is responsible to maintain.