Village of Newcomerstown Cemetery Rules

The Village of Newcomerstown has three cemeteries:

West Lawn Cemetery

State Street Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery

                21628 Township Rd 258
Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832                    
                East State Street
Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832                
                S. Bridge Street
Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832                
  1. Street/Cemetery Superintendent shall have supervision of all cemetery grounds.
  2. Cemeteries will not be used as a playground.
  3. Driving and parking on the grass is prohibited.
  4. Speed limit in cemetery is 10 mph.
  5. Intoxicating beverages is prohibited.
  6. Defacing of cemetery property is prohibited.
  7. No glass containers permitted.
  8. All wreaths and flowers, (potted or otherwise) are not to exceed 12” from monuments.
  9. No flowering shrubs or bushes shall be planted on any lot.
  10. All Christmas wreaths, grave blankets, and other deteriorating decorations shall be removed a week before Easter.
  11. Cemetery shrubs or trees on lots shall be trimmed by the Street/Cemetery Superintendent or under his supervision.
  12. Use barrels for all refuse.
  13. Cemetery cleanup day will be during the week before Easter.
  14. No admittance to the cemeteries between dusk and dawn.
  15. No foundations, monuments, or markers shall be erected upon any lot until full payment has been received for said lot.
  16. No internment may be made in a lot until it is fully paid for.
  17. Only one burial be permitted per grave space.
  18. Any grave marker not in the monument row must be flush with the ground.
  19. No monuments or memorials are to be placed on a foundation until said foundation is paid in full.
  20. There shall be no further mausoleums erected in the East State Street cemetery, due to the alignment of the existing monuments.
  21. No pets are permitted at the cemetery.
  22. Military markers are $100.00
  23. Per Ordinance 12-92 section two- a fee of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) shall be charged in addition to the standard purchase price for a single grave lot in village cemeteries, and such additional fee shall be deposited into the Cemetery Expendable Trust Fund 807. If a multiple grave is purchased, an additional fee of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) shall be charged for each grave lot contained in said multiple grave lot.
  24. All expenditures must be lawfully appropriated by the council for expenses in the Cemetery Fund (203) and the Cemetery Trust Fund (807)
  25. Expenses that exceed $5,000 must have approval from council.
  26. Monument may not exceed 6 foot in height.

Cemetery Service Schedule

Lots: Resident: Non-Resident:
Adult single grave $500.00 + $25 trust fund $500 + $25 trust fund
Baby Land $1.00 $200.00
Cremation $325.00 $325.00
Veterans Section $0.00 $100.00
Indigent $0.00 Not Accepted
**Opening & Closing: **Resident: **Non-resident:
Adult $500.00 $800
Baby Land $0.00 $200.00
Cremation $300.00 $450.00
Disinter $1500.00 $1500.00
Veteran's Section $0.00 $0.00
Indigent Cremation $0.00 Not Accepted

** For any weekend or weekday after 3pm, add an additional $250.00. For any village observed holiday, add an additional $350.00.

Special Notes

  1. Any resident that spends their twilight years in a nursing home or with a care giver in a location outside the Village shall be considered a resident of the above schedule.
  2. Veteran section: Rates apply to the specific veteran only. Adult rates apply to spouse.
  3. Lots can only be sold by the cemetery. Individuals can only sell the lots back to the cemetery for price originally paid.
  4. If a long time resident has moved out of the Village limits due to health reasons, then the Cemetery Superintendent can make the decision if the perpetual care fee is charged.
General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
210 S College Street

7:30am to 3:30pm