The City of Austin Cemetery Operations is a division of the Parks and Recreation Department and operates five municipal cemeteries and maintains two family cemeteries: Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Annex Cemetery, and Plummers Cemetery. The family cemeteries include the cemetery at Longview Park and the Stanley-Nolen Cemetery at Garrison Park.

Cemetery Operations is located at Austin Memorial Park and the staff manages the grounds, administrative operations, burials, and historic resources.

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Gates of each municipal cemetery are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 365 days per year.

While Cemetery Operations arranges interments at every cemetery, burials spaces are only available for purchase in Austin Memorial Park and Evergreen cemeteries.

Scheduled Clean-Up Dates

City of Austin Cemeteries scheduled clean-up dates as follows:

  • After February 1
  • After August 1
  • After November 1

Signage providing a minimum of 30 days’ notice will be placed at each cemetery prior to the scheduled clean-up date. Contact Cemetery Operations at 512-978-2320 or cemeteries@austintexas.gov with any questions or concerns.

Fees, Services and Rules

Burial Services

Burials (or interments) take place at all cemeteries. At-need and pre-need spaces are available for purchase through Cemetery Operations at both Austin Memorial Park and Evergreen Cemetery.

Types of Burials Offered:

  • Adults
  • Infants
  • Cremated remains

The Cemetery Operations office observes all City holidays. Burial services can be scheduled on all holidays except for New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Any Burial Services scheduled on the remaining holidays will be subject to a holiday fee in addition to the interment fee. Please refer to fee schedule (PDF).

Other Services

Cemetery Operations offers other services to assist families with purchasing burials spaces, locating loved ones and improving cemetery lots. See the Cemetery Fee Schedule (PDF) for applicable fees.

Additional services include:

  • Gravesite location
  • Monument setting and leveling
  • Grave revegetation
  • Grave liner sales
  • Information on selling or conveying burial spaces
  • Invertible vase sale and installation
  • Special public service/maintenance requests
Cemeteries Fees

The City is committed to a pricing policy that offers reasonable rates approved and allocated by City Council which allows Austin citizens affordable access to cemetery spaces and services. 

Fee Schedule (PDF) valid starting December 1, 2021

Rules and Regulations Draft Process 2018

The Cemetery Rules and Regulations (Rules) revision process was initiated on October 17, 2013. On this date, City Council approved a resolution (No. 20131017-042) directing the City Manager and, by extension, the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) to conduct a public engagement process to evaluate the Rules, which were originally adopted in 1978. The Rules’ purpose is to maintain the public’s health, safety, comfort and welfare in the municipal Cemeteries while showing respect for those interred.

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, with community input, developed new proposed Cemetery Rules (PDF) which were adopted by the PARD Acting Director on August 2, 2018. These rules have been appealed.

Cemetery Rules finalized on August 2, 2018 (appealed)

Memo on Cemetery Rules Appeals Process Sent to Mayor and Council August 31, 2018 (PDF) Rule Adoption R161-18.08 time stamped (appealed; PDF)

For more information about public input on Cemetery Rules & Regulations, please contact cemeteries@austintexas.gov.

Rules and Regulations Draft Process 2022

Cemetery Rules 2022 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Next Steps (PDF)

Oakwood Cemetery