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No. The city does not buy back spaces. The space/lot owner is responsible for selling the space if they so desire. The space/lot owner is required to notify the City Secretary’s office so we can draw up a transfer deed and record the new owners information. The cost of the transfer deed is $5.00.
Often, you have to wait for about three to six months to make sure that by the time you do place the memorials, any dirt around the grave would have settled. This is because a new grave takes time to settle and can move around, especially when there is a lot of rainfall.
No. It is not permitted to spread cremated remains/ashes on top of any grave space in the City of Cleveland Cemeteries. Only one person, per space, is allowed.
Cremains - cremated remains of a deceased individual.
No. Benches are no longer permitted on grave spaces.
No. It shall be unlawful for any person to plant any tree or shrub upon any lot or plat in the City Cemeteries. The City of Cleveland shall have the right to remove any tree or shrub plants or found growing upon any lot or plot in the City Cemeteries. The City shall have the right to remove any object or enclosure that is not in accordance with these rules and regulations.