Grave Site & Burial Costs
On November 20, 2019, Laketon Township Board of Trustees adopted Schedule A - Rates and Fees Resolution, effective date of December 1, 2019. Click here for rates.
Cemetery Viewer - Muskegon County GIS Program - To launch the Muskegon County Cemetery Viewer, click on the link below. http://www.muskegoncountygis.com/MuskegonCemeteryViewer/
On June 20, 2013, Laketon Township Board of Trustees updated the Cemetery ordinance. It was published on June 27, 2013 and became effective on July 27, 2013. Click the link to read the ordinance in it's entirety. Laketon Township Cemetery Ordinance
It is important to be aware of the rules regulating the cemetery & gravesite decorations, markers, plants etc.
Each grave/plot is permitted to have the following:
· One (1) marker/stone—excepting military markers and family markers for adjacent graves.
· One (1) urn for flowers/plants.
The following is a synopsis of the rules on markers:
· They need to be made of stone or durable material.
· They need an appropriate foundation, which will be constructed by the township at the owners expense.
· Maintenance/repair/upkeep of markers, urns etc. are the responsibility of the family/heirs of the person buried at that location.
· The township will correct/repair/remove any markers/monuments that are broken, leaning or a safety hazard—at the owners expense.
For cemetery grounds maintenance purposes the following applies to gravesite decorations and plants:
· NO flowers, decorations, shrubs, trees or vegetation of ANY TYPE shall be planted OUTSIDE of a permitted urn. ANY/ALL of the foregoing items planted or placed in violation of the ordinance WILL BE removed by the Township.
Maintenance staff are working on removing any such items. The full ordinance is available by clicking the link above.
For questions on the Cemetery Ordinance, approved grave decorations, markers/headstones and plantings, or costs associated with burials please call the Laketon Township Hall 231-744-2454.