The Department of Cemeteries maintains five existing cemeteries which are owned and operated by the City of Savannah:
- Colonial Park
- Laurel Grove North
- Laurel Grove South
Each cemetery has a unique character and is historically significant to the City of Savannah.
The department has evolved into a professional provider of high quality cemetery services. Existing services continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of death-care consumers while providing multiple and affordable alternatives for final disposition. In 2000, a professional cemetery services program was created to assist cemetery customers in purchasing interment rights and planning interment services. A full-time cemetery services coordinator is available to meet with families in a comfortable setting and to escort them to cemetery sites. Interment services planned in the municipal cemeteries will be coordinated with any funeral directors and/or monument companies involved. The department strives to provide timely, reliable information and support to customers when making death-care decisions.
The City offers cemetery sites in Greenwich Cemetery at the most reasonable prices in the county. Choices include prime water-front cemetery space, family cemetery lots, economical burial spaces, cremation spaces, and an attractive columbarium (or a mausoleum for cremated remains). Perpetual care is included in the fee for interment rights.
The main office of the Department of Cemeteries is located in Bonaventure Cemetery and a satellite office is located in Laurel Grove North. These offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are appreciated but not required.
Interment fees in all City of Savannah cemeteries shall be charged according to the following schedule:
|Type of Interment
||Sunday / Holiday Rate
|Infant (up to 2 yrs.)||$750||$550||$400|
- *Fees are for calendar year 2019.
- **The Prime Rate requires that interment fees are paid, interment orders are signed, and funeral services are arranged with the cemetery at least 24 hours before a funeral service scheduled Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at least eight normal work hours before a funeral service scheduled for Monday or the day after a City holiday.
Contact the Cemeteries Services Coordinator for more information on interments / inurnments:
- Bonaventure, Greenwich: (912) 651-6843
- Laurel Grove North / South: (912) 651-6772