The reduced prices for graves are available once in your lifetime.
If you are a township resident at the time of purchase upon death of an immediate family member, the prices are as follows:
Tax Paying Resident at Time of Need
Up to 5 years residency: $200 each up to 2 graves
10 to 15 years: $150 each up to 2 graves
15 to 20 years: $100 each up to 2 graves
20 years or more: $25 each up to 2 graves
Tax Paying Resident not at Time of Need
Tax paying resident not at time of need: $350 per grave
This will be held in escrow until the time of need. The money will be applied to the current charges for grave and opening costs.
Non-Tax Paying Individual
A non-resident purchasing graves: $500 per grave at any time
Resident for over 5 years, but not a tax payer: $300 per grave at time of need, $500 per grave not at time of need
Grave opening, year round: $500 weekdays, $600 Saturday, $800 Sunday and Holidays
Grave opening at Smith Hill on weekdays only. Sexton must have 14 day notice.
Baby Land (2 foot by 4 foot grave site and grave opening)
Tax Paying: $200
Non-Tax Paying: $250
Opening grave for baby not in Baby Land, but in other sections of cemetery.
Tax Paying: $100
Non-Tax Paying: $150
Bburial-weekdays only: $225
Foundations for markers: $100 minimum, $0.40/sq. inch. The foundation must be 1 inch larger than the marker on each side.
Vases (urns): $25
Revised and adopted on June 11, 2015, at the regular meeting of the Forest Township Board. Adopted opening and closing costs at the regular board meeting on April 11, 2002.