Cemeteries are plots of land where people bury their loved ones. These are generally meant for in-ground burials. But, most of them offer other options like cremations, mausoleums or a garden to scatter the remains of your loved one. The measurement of a plot is done based on the size of a basic casket. When you buy a plot in a cemetery, you agree to bury your dear ones there as per the rules and regulations governing the site. Almost all of them would have a fund set aside to take care of the plots therein. Some add it into the cost of the piece of land you buy. Others may require you to pay separate fees for the service. The following is an analysis of the general scenario here.
General price overview
Given below is a brief description of the trends in the field.
1. Buying a plot in a public cemetery
The decision to purchase a gravesite in a public cemetery would cost you up to $900. This may include the contribution towards the perpetual maintenance fund. The cost gets doubled if you are not a resident of the area. You may be able to negotiate the price if you are a resident in the town or village of your choice. It may also differ based on the region; the purchase is quite inexpensive in rural areas.
2. Private cemeteries
If your choice falls on a private cemetery, buying a plot can cost up to $5000. It varies based on numerous factors like the area, the position of the site and the facilities offered. Do your own research and take an informed decision.
3. The site with a long crypt
For a family who feels that their loved one needs to rest in a plot with a long crypt, the price would go higher; up to 12,000. You can even buy a plot just to keep the ashes after cremation. The general price is $3000.
4. Buying a plot in a national cemetery
If your loved one has served in the army of the nation, you don’t have to buy a plot. A site is made available for you completely free of cost. The benefits also include a headstone, a flag and a presidential memorial certificate at no additional charge. The veteran may also be entitled to a burial allowance. Contact the administration when the need arises. Remember, you are not allowed to book in advance. Explore the WA website to know more of your rights in this regard.
Know that it is the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau which regulates the cemeteries in the State. However, the agency does not have any control on the gravesites owned and operated by certain tribes and religious organizations. Before taking a final decision, you should enquire about the regulating agency of the cemetery in question.
Stay alert and know your requirements. This would make sure that price is not a constraint in choosing cemetery. Things become a lot easier if you arrange for your funeral in advance. Why add up to the sufferings of your loved ones?
Visit Old Mission Cemetery http://www.sanluisrey.org/cemetery/ at Oceanside, CA and see why many have chosen this historic landmark as resting place. More information’s can be found at website cemetery page http://www.sanluisrey.org/cemetery/ .
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Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Address: 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057-6402
Tel/Fax: (760) 757-3651