Pre-planning & Purchasing a Final Resting Place

To prepare in advance for the eventuality of death is not only proper forethought, but an outstanding act of consideration for every member of your family. Pre-arrangements lighten the emotional and financial burdens placed on loved ones in their time of need, while ensuring that your wishes are respected when you are gone.

Hamilton Cemeteries can help with your pre-arranged burial arrangements at any of our Municipal Cemeteries.

  • Our approach is pressure-free.
  • We offer hassle-free, no obligation consultation and provide full disclosure of property and service prices.
  • We have multiple pre-arrangement options, including an interest-free pre-payment plan.
  • Many of our products and services can be placed on a 12 or 24 month interest free plan.

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers you the convenience of 68 City-wide cemetery locations; including 22 in which properties are still available. 

To learn more about our flexible payment plans and other pre-arrangement options, please call our Cemetery Office at 905-546-4704 to schedule an appointment with our Family Services Coordinator.

Steps to take to plan and pay for an interment

  1. Select a cemetery
  2. Call the Cemeteries Office at 905-546-4704 for an appointment with with our Family Services Coordinator
  3. Sign your contract at the Cemeteries Office at 777 York Boulevard, Hamilton
  4. Prepay for your property and burial fees


Burial, Cremation and memorial options at City of Hamilton cemeteries

Preferred single grave includes:

  • One grave for four people
  • Your choice of location within designated areas
  • The option to buy the grave "pre-need"
  • The option to buy on a pre-payment plan
  • Your choice of traditional casket burial or cremation burial

Two-grave lot includes:

  • Room for up to eight people
  • Your choice of location within designated areas
  • The option to buy the grave "pre-need"
  • The option to buy on a pre-payment plan
  • Your choice of traditional casket burial or cremation burial

Cremation urn garden grave includes:

  • One in-ground grave space for the cremated remains of two people
  • Your choice of location within designated areas
  • The option to buy the grave "pre-need"
  • The option to buy on a pre-payment plan

Cremation columbarium niche includes:

  • One above-ground columbarium niche space for the cremated remains of two people
  • Your choice of location within columbarium units
  • The option to buy the grave "pre-need"
  • The option to buy on a pre-payment plan

Memorial Bench

  • Remember your loved ones with a beautiful and durable bench that can be placed at any of our cemeteries.
  • You can include a 20.3 cm by 12.7 cm (8 inches by 5 inches) bronze plaque with up to three lines of specially chosen words that will commemorate the life of your loved one.

Memorial Tree

  • Honour your loved one with a tree. You can choose from a list of trees specifically chosen for their beauty and durability.
  • We will help you choose the best place for your tree.
  • You can include a 30.5 cm by 25.4 cm (12 inches by 10 inches) granite base for the 15.2 cm by 20.3 cm (6 inches by 8 inches) bronze plaque and up to three lines to honour your family name or loved one.

Payment options

You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, debit and cheques. We do not accept cash.

Call the Cemeteries Office at 905-546-4704 for current prices.

We offer:

  • A hassle-free, no obligation consultation
  • Full disclosure of property and service prices
  • Multiple pre-arrangement options
  • Interest-free pre-payment plans
  • All pre-need products and services on a 12 or 24-month interest free pre-payment plan

Fees for people who are not Hamilton residents

If you are not a City of Hamilton resident but have interest in City of Hamilton property, normal user fees apply. 

If you are not a City of Hamilton resident nor have any interest in City of Hamilton property, non-resident user fees apply. Non-resident user fees are an additional 25% on property purchases.