Cemetery Opening/Closing Permitting

Cemetery Permit Application Process and Fees:

Licensing of individuals and businesses performing grave openings, closings and related services in city-owned cemeteries. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform grave openings, closings, setting or resetting of grave markers, repairs of any curbing or any other related services within city-owned cemeteries without first obtaining a license from the city authorizing him to engage in such business.

Please fill out the form below to submit an application:

Every applicant for such license shall pay a fee of $50.00 upon submitting an application

  1. Call 830-221-4010 to make payment over the phone.
  2. Send a check to:
    City Secretary's Office
    550 Landa Street
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
  3. Pay in person at the City Secretary's office.

Cemetery Permit Additional Fee:

A cemetery permit fee in the amount of $25.00 is hereby established and shall be charged by the city to the owner of a cemetery lot, or his legal representative when a grave in a city-owned cemetery is opened or closed. All fees collected under this section shall be deposited into the cemetery perpetual care fund. Graves for which the perpetual care fee has previously been paid shall be exempt from the permit fee in this section. Licensees under subsection (a) of this section shall be responsible for collecting the cemetery permit fees on behalf of the city for each grave they open or close on at least a monthly basis, and the fees shall be deposited into the cemetery perpetual care fund. 

  • Any questions please call 830-221-4010

*Effective May 1st all credit/debit card transactions will incur a 2.75% processing fee.