Credit: Art Presson

Credit: Art Presson

As a cemetery operating in New York State, Green-Wood is fully compliant with the regulations of the NYS Division of Cemeteries. In accordance with state law, these prices have been set and approved by the State Cemetery Board.

This is a full list of every option available, and we post it here as required by law. Any one of Green-Wood’s memorial counselors will walk you through the possibilities so you can select what’s right for you family.

Mausoleums, Niches, and Graves

Community Mausoleums
Single (one entombment): $25,000 to $31,000
Double (two entombments): $30,000 to $70,000
Triple (three entombments): N/A
Quad (four entombments: $35,500 to $55,000

Niches: $2,000 to $17,500
Urn Sites: from $5,000
Urns: from $250
Cremation Accessories: from $75

Single Graves (up to three burials): $17,000
     Plus Foundation Cost: $710 to $837
Two Grave Lots (up to six burials): $34,000
     Plus Foundation Cost: $1,413 to $1,674
Three Grave Lots and Larger: from $17,000 per grave, plus foundation
Premium Single Graves (up to three burials): from $21,000, plus foundation
Premium Two Grave Lots (up to six burials): from $56,000, plus foundation
Premium Three Grave Lots and Larger: from $28,000 per grave, plus foundation
Sarcophagus Sites (378 sq. ft.): $185,000
Mausoleum Sites (756 sq. ft.): $370,000
Odd sizes or additions: Pro-rated

Charges for Opening Graves, Vaults, etc.

Interments (Maximum depth including use of lowering device & grass lining)
Adult: $1,844.00*#
Children (10 years or less): $956.00*#
Saturday burials – extra charge: $333.00
     (additional charge for each half hour or portion thereof for arrival after 11:30 AM): $69.00
Wooden outer case or non-metal casket only – extra charge: $82.00
Additional charge for grave openings by hand when made necessary by the lot being enclosed (maximum depth): $622.00
Interment of cremated remains in customary container: $450.00*#
Interment of cremated remains extra depth: $512.00*#
Inurnment of cremated remains in niches, private mausoleums and recessed foundations: $203.00*#
Vaults, underground when covered by exposed slab: $840.00*#
Vaults, underground when covered by earth: $1,070.00*#
Tombs in side hills and above ground: $804.00*#
Sealing end catacombs: $248.00
Sealing side catacombs: $305.00
Opening and closing crypt (Community Mausoleums): $1,157.00*#
Use of Chapel: $233.00
Use of Shelter Tent: $111.00
Funerals arriving after 4 PM or waiting time over 30 minutes, for each half hour or portion thereof: $75.50
When necessary to raise remains an additional charge will be made:
     when remains are to be lowered into the same grave: $484.00
     when remains are disinterred to another location: $1,061.00
Receiving Tomb, for each body: $453.00
     Additional charge after 6 months for each 6 months thereafter: $154.00

Cremation

In accordance with New York State law, anyone wishing to make arrangements for cremation must work with a licensed funeral director and not directly with the cemetery. The funeral director can, in turn, make arrangements for a cremation at Green-Wood. Listed below are the state-approved fees for the cremation only. These costs are incorporated into the overall services funeral directors provide.

Adults (includes use of Chapel for service): $446.00*
     Direct Cremation (no service, no family in attendance): $385.00*
     Direct Cremation using Alternative Container (no service, no family in attendance) $344.00*
Children (10 years or less) (includes use of chapel for service): $294.00*
     Direct Cremation (no service, no family in attendance): $254.00*
     Direct Cremation using Alternative Container (no service, no family in attendance): $227.00*
     (Metallic cases or metal-lined cases are prohibited)
Temporary storage of cremated remains for one month or less: $45.50
Disposal of cremated remains: $111.00
Shipping of cremated remains via registered mail: $49.50

Foundation Charges, including excavation

Charge per cubic foot 5 feet through 8 feet deep: $44.50
Charge per cubic foot 9 feet deep: $46.50
Charge per cubic foot 10 feet deep: $49.50
Minimum charge – single graves: $710.00
Minimum charge – memorial proportioned for two graves: $1,413.00
Removal of old foundations, per cubic foot: $15.00
Labor charge, if necessary to remove and replace stones, per man, per hour: $34.00
     Minimum: $113.00

Foundations for monuments shall be built to the full depth of the grave or its equivalent if rock conditions exist.

Permit fee for additional inscribing of an existing monument, setting of stonework and repairs to existing stonework: $32.25

Miscellaneous Fees

Registry of all instruments & certified transcripts: $21.00
Genealogical Searches:
     Burial listing, interment records, diagrams and other research
     $29.50 per half hour or part thereof: $29.50

Handling and sealing of liners: $218.00
Handling tablets for inscriptions (Community Mausoleums): $279.00**
Handling tablets for inscriptions (Columbarium Niches): $131.00**

* Includes $5.00 New York State Cemetery Vandalism and Abandoned Cemetery Property Fund.
** Actual cost of inscription not included.
# Includes $35.00 New York State mandated contribution to the Permanent Maintenance Fund of the Cemetery.