Available SitesEl Carmelo Cemetery has a variety of interment sites: single burial sites, in-ground urn sites, double garden crypts, and mausoleum niches and crypts.Traditional Burial SitesEach single burial site may contain one casket and one urn, or, two urns and no casket.
Double Garden CryptsThe caskets are set in cement liners in the ground, one on top of the other. Each double garden crypt site may contain two caskets and one urn, one casket and two urns, or three urns.
Single Urn SitesSurrounding the white granite mausoleum near the front of the cemetery is the Urn Garden for single, in-ground urn placement. Scattered throughout the cemetery are single and double urn sites.
Crypts and NichesThere are two mausoleums in the Cemetery. A limited number of niches are available in both mausoleums. Each niche may contain up to two urns. There are also a limited number of single mausoleum crypts available. Each crypt holds one casket. There are a number of double mausoleum crypts near the front of the cemetery. One mausoleum crypt is below ground level, the other is at ground level.
Cemetery Site Prices
The Pacific Grove City Council sets the fees for all city services and departments, including El Carmelo Cemetery. Cemetery Site prices are available in the Master Fee Schedule. For more information, contact Darlene Billstrom, 831.648.3172.
El Carmelo Cemetery requires that all urns placed in the ground be made of bronze. Urns will be attached to the bottom of the markers. One day is needed for this process.
The size of urns to be placed in the columbarium and mausoleum niches is 5-3/4" x 5-1/2" x 7". Urns placed in columbarium and mausoleum niches must also be made of bronze.
Markers for single-burial and double-garden crypt sites may be no larger than 12"x24". They must be of marble, granite, or bronze.
Markers for sites in the single-urn garden may be no larger than 8"x12". The markers must be of marble, granite, or bronze.
Columbarium and Unit 2 Mausoleum Niche Plaques:
- Single name plaque: 4"x1-1/2"
- Double name plaque: 6"x2-1/2"
Unit 1 Mausoleum Plaques:
- Niche: 3-1/2"x8"
- Crypt: 3-1/2"x15-1/4"
You may choose to sell your site back to the City for seventy-five percent (75%) of the original site cost, or you may sell your site privately. In either case you must have proof of ownership. If you sell your site privately, the City has no interest in the sales price, but will require a notarized Quit Claim document and a property transfer fee.
To inquire about specific sites, please contact the Cemetery Office 831.648.3172.