Grave Opening-and-Closing Services for Ground, Crypt, or Niche Burials

A grave opening-and-closing or interment service is a requirement for any mausoleum crypt entombment, in-ground burial, or mausoleum cremation niche entombment

The burial ground opening and closing is performed by the cemetery at the time of the service. The process and cost of opening and closing a grave will differ depending on the type of memorialization. The main options include:

What is the average cost of opening-and-closing a grave?

An opening-and-closing ceremony is normally required for a burial. The cost of opening-and-closing a grave can differ based on factors such as cemetery and state. With this in mind, it is best to contact your cemetery of choice to learn the exact opening-and-closing of a grave costin that area.

With this in mind, the national average cost of opening-and-closing a grave is $1,240. This does not necessarily include any other burial fees, and every cemetery has different rules regarding burials.


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