If I purchase a cemetery plot, do I own the land, and how long do I own the rights to that plot?
When a cemetery plot or grave is purchased, the cemetery retains ownership of the land. The purchase allows the owner the right to be buried on cemetery property. The burial right ownership is in perpetuity. It can be handed down in a family or willed to another family member or friend. However, if the lot remains empty after 50 years from the date of purchase, the original owner’s family has the right to renew it for another 50 years. If this does not occur, the lot/grave will revert back to the City.

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1. How do I purchase Graves or Lots at one of Beavercreek’s Cemeteries, and how much do they cost?
2. If I purchase a cemetery plot, do I own the land, and how long do I own the rights to that plot?
3. Can anyone in my family use the grave?
4. Can I sell my plot to someone else?
5. How can I find out if someone is buried at the City of Beavercreek Cemeteries?
6. Does the City of Beavercreek operate Mount Zion Shoup Cemetery?
7. When are the Beavercreek Cemeteries open for visitation?
8. Can I Plant Trees or shrubs on my plot?
9. What type of headstones is acceptable?