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The Northeast Ohio Cemetery Memorial Guide

Memorial Regulations and Fees for 40+ Cleveland-Area Cemeteries

You may be surprised to learn that cemeteries differ in many ways that impact you and your memorial. The more you know about these differences, the easier it will be for you to select a cemetery and work with them in a way that best supports your memorial preferences.

The interactive map and alphabetized list below includes 40+ Cleveland-area cemeteries, providing information to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

We’ve worked with hundreds of cemeteries across the region, and are well-versed in the differences between each of them, even if they’re not listed below.

If you’d like more information on one of the included cemeteries, or your cemetery is not listed, please contact us, or call us at (216) 362-1199. One of our on-staff Cemetery Advisors will assist you with everything needed to help you make a decision—comparing cemetery differences, helping with lot selection and more.

 

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Two Cemetery Differences: Memorial Rules and Costs

Each cemetery has unique characteristics that greatly impact families. Unexpected fees can catch families by surprise and memorial rules can inhibit your memorial selection.

 

1. Memorial Rules and Regulations

Most cemeteries regulate the headstones placed on graves within their grounds. Because each cemetery has different requirements, we put together this list to help you prepare and better understand what's possible.

Our interactive map and list provide memorial design rules and regulations for 40+ of the most visited cemeteries in Northeast Ohio. It helps ensure your memorial complies with regulations at your local cemetery.

If your cemetery is not listed, or you have additional questions about what’s permitted in a certain cemetery, please contact us or call us at (216) 362-1199.

 

2. Memorial Setting Costs and Fees

In addition to different memorial restrictions, the cost to place a memorial can differ significantly from one cemetery to another, even in the same city or county. This placement cost is called a setting fee, and typically covers the memorial’s foundation and often includes other services (i.e. setting of the memorial after delivery, maintenance of the cemetery grounds, and perpetual care).

The interactive map and list below includes publicly available information about each cemetery’s memorial fees based on standard memorial sizes and styles.

After reviewing the provided materials, we highly encourage working with a third party. Working with someone outside of the cemetery, such as a memorial provider, can help you compare options and make the best decision for your interests and priorities.

 

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How to Use the Interactive Map

Each cemetery is marked by a red, blue or green pin. The pin color indicates if the cemetery allows granite or bronze, and if all sizes are allowed:

 

  • Small Blue Pin-1 A blue pin indicates that both granite and bronze are permitted and that all sizes are permitted (depending on the section of the cemetery).
  • Small Red Pin A red pin means that granite is permitted at the cemetery and that bronze is not. At these cemeteries, all sizes are permitted (depending on the section of the cemetery).
  • Small Green Pin A green pin is for cemeteries that don’t fall into either of these categories. Click to see exact rules and regulations.

 

*If a cemetery is listed as allowing “all sizes,” note that this depends on the plot’s location and section in a cemetery and how many graves you own. Different rules may apply depending on the size.

 

Additionally, for each cemetery, we’ve provided publicly available information about setting fees, based on standard memorial sizes. Note that these prices are subject to change at the cemetery’s discretion. For the latest information or to have a memorial specialist walk you through the fees, please contact us or call us at (216) 362-1199.

Click on a cemetery icon on the map to see the description, rules and regulations, and costs. You can also review the cemeteries alphabetically by referring to the list included below the map.

 

 

Contact Milano Monuments to have a memorial specialist walk you through the options.

 

Alphabetical List of Included Cemeteries

*Note that for cemeteries that allow all shapes and sizes, individual regulations depend on the location and section in the cemetery, and different rules may apply and only allow certain sizes or materials.

**The provided baseline cemetery fees assume that an individual memorial has a 24 in. by 12 in. base and that a companion memorial's base is 48 in. by 12 in.

 

  1. All Saints Cemetery, located in Northfield, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  2. All Souls Cemetery, located in Chardon, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  3. Belmont Park Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $240.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $425.
  4. Brecksville Cemetery, located in Brecksville, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Single memorials generally start at $50.
    • Companion memorials, as well as other larger memorials, generally start at $70.

  5. Brookfield Cemetery, located in Brookfile near Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • There is a $25 set up fee.
    • Individual memorials generally start at $250.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $650.
  6. Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite and bronze monuments in standard sizes—single or double plots. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $353.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $556.
    • Vase installation fees start at $45.

  7. Calvary Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  8. Calvary Cemetery, located in Lorain, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  9. Calvary Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $300 for individuals and $500 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $850.
    • Vase installation fees start at $10.
  10. Cleveland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows lawn-level granite memorials. Other sizes and materials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $260.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $350.

  11. Columbia Station Cemetery (also known as Columbia Township Cemetery, Royalton Road Cemetery, or Center Cemetery), located in Columbia Township, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $150.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $300.

  12. Crown Hill Burial Park Cemetery, located in Vienna, only allows bronze memorials, which must be mounted on a granite or concrete base. These are permitted in standard sizes—single or double plots. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $244.80.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $489.60.

  13. Crown Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, (also known as Crown Hill Memorial Park) located in Twinsburg, allows only bronze memorials, with the exception of certain sections that permit granite. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $250, but upright monuments of that size start at $360.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $400, but upright monuments of that size start at $720.

  14. Elmhurst Park Cemetery, located in Avon, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  15. Evergreen Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $100.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $180.

  16. Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, located in Bedford Heights, allows lawn-level granite memorials. Other sizes and materials are not permitted. Also, stones cannot be set until six months after the burial. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $350.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $510.
    • Vase installation fees start at $40.

  17. Green Haven Memorial Gardens, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $300.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $600.
  18. Hillcrest Cemetery, located in Bedford Heights, only allows bronze memorials, which must be mounted on a granite or concrete base. These are permitted in standard sizes—single or double plots. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $750.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $1,100.

  19. Holy Cross Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  20. Holy Spirit Cemetery (also known as Holy Ghost Cemetery or Holy Spirit Byzantine Church Cemetery), located in Parma, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  21. Holy Trinity Cemetery, located in Avon, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  22. Kerr Cemetery, located in Weathersfield Township near Youngstown, allows granite and bronze memorials of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $288.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $672.
  23. Knollwood Cemetery, located in Mayfield Heights, allows lawn-level memorials of either granite or bronze. Upright monuments are allowed in certain sections. Other memorial sizes are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $466.56.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $648.
    • Vase installation fees start at $27.

  24. Lake View Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $385.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $535.
    • Vase installation fees start at $45.

  25. Lake Park Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $175.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $568.
  26. Lakeview Cemetery (also known as South Ridge East Cemetery), located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $100.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $180.

  27. Lakewood Park Cemetery, located in Rocky River, only allows single-plot, lawn-level, granite memorials. Other memorials sizes are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Memorial fees for all sizes generally start at $300.
    • Vase installation fees start at $40.

  28. Mapleshade Cemetery, located in Independence, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Flush markers generally start at $100.
    • Slant and upright monuments start at $340.

  29. Maplewood Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $100.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $180.

  30. Mentor Cemetery, located in Mentor, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $120.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $310.

  31. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $100.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $180.

  32. Pokrova Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cemetery, located in Parma, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted.

  33. Poland Riverside Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $200.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $560.

  34. Resurrection Cemetery, located in Valley City near Medina, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.
  35. Resurrection Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $300 for individuals and $500 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $850.
    • Vase installation fees start at $10.
  36. Riverside Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $300.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $400.
    • Vase installation fees start at $15 and up.

  37. Saint Theodosius Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $390.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $553.

  38. Sexton/Harris Cemetery, located in Geneva, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $100.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $180.

  39. St. Andrews Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, located in Parma, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $695.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $1095.
    • Select sections of the cemetery are also available for $250 or less.

  40. St. John's Cemetery, located in the Coitsville/Lowellville area near Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $250.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $554.
  41. St. Joseph Cemetery, located in Avon, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $475.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $600.

  42. St. Mary Cemetery, located in Cleveland (on West 41st), allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  43. St. Mary Cemetery, located in Cleveland (on East 71st), allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  44. St. Mary Cemetery, located in Elyria, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Lawn-level memorials generally start at $475 for individuals and $600 for companions.
    • Bevel memorials generally start at $962.50 for individuals and $1,490 for companions.
    • Slant memorials generally start at $1287.50 for individuals and $2,290 for companions.
    • Upright monuments generally start at $3,055.
    • Vase installation fees start at $50.

  45. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite monuments of all shapes and sizes. Bronze memorials are not permitted. In terms of memorial fees:

    • There are no memorial fees at this cemetery.

  46. Strongsville Cemetery, located in Strongsville, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $125.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $200, with larger memorials starting at $250.

  47. Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, located in North Olmsted, only allows bronze memorials that are set on granite bases. These are permitted in standard sizes—single or double plots. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $475.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $690.

  48. Tod Homestead Cemetery, located in Youngstown, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials generally start at $230.
    • Companion memorials generally start at $460.
  49. Woodvale Cemetery, located in Cleveland, allows granite and bronze monuments of all shapes and sizes. In terms of memorial fees:

    • Individual memorials for flush memorials generally start at $250.
    • Individual memorials for raised memorials generally start at $345.
    • Companion memorials for flush memorials generally start at $495.
    • Companion memorials for raised memorials generally start at $690.
    • Vase installation fees start at $15.

 

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Our certified memorialists are ready to respond to all questions. With 50 years working with families in Northeast Ohio, we are ready to help you through the process at your pace. Complete the form below, or call us at (216) 362-1199, to talk to a memorial specialist.

This guide is a basic overview of the memorial regulations and costs at 40+ cemeteries across Northeast Ohio. For detailed information based on your preferences, please contact us. We’ve worked with cemeteries in the area for more than 50 years, and can help you make the best decision for you and your family. 

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