Buying cemetery plots

When you think of burial, the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be the cemetery plot. Maybe this has even been planned in advance by you or your loved one.


When purchasing a cemetery plot, a common misconception is that your purchase includes the land itself, when in fact you are purchasing the right to be buried on that particular piece of property. For this reason purchasing cemetery property is often referred to as the right to interment.


Most people are familiar with the concept of burial, but you might not be aware of the variety of options available to you. Many cemeteries offer one or more of the following, and your local Dignity Memorial® provider can help you understand all of your options:

Ground burial

Ground burial happens when a casket is placed below ground. In this scenario, many cemeteries require a vault or outer burial container. You may choose to purchase companion plots, where two interments are either stacked or placed side-by-side.


A mausoleum is a large building that provides above-ground entombments. You have the option of choosing a private mausoleum just for you and your family, or you may choose to be buried in a community mausoleum.

Private family estate

You may choose to be buried in a private family estate, which is a small section of a cemetery, usually bordered by gates, that allows for ground burial of several members of the same family.


Whether you are seeking the best cemetery property for you or your loved one, or you already have one picked out, a Dignity Memorial provider can help you plan for everything you need.


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