Does the City buy back vacant burial plots?
No. The City does not purchase back burial plots that have been sold. However, an owner of a cemetery plot may sell or transfer a burial space or spaces in his or her plot upon approval of the City Manager or his or her designee. In order to meet the approval, a notarized document containing pertinent information must be submitted and a transfer fee will be charged in most cases. The transfer fee will be equal to the difference in the current sale price of the owner and the purchaser's cost based on the applicable sale price for the plot or plots if purchased directly from the City. Transfer documents not recorded and filed in the City Finance Department will be deemed invalid. A plot or plots may not be sold for more than the current rate in effect at the time of sale.

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1. Do you have to be a resident of Lincolnton to be buried in Hollybrook Cemetery?
2. Does the City buy back vacant burial plots?
3. Does the City require payment in full when purchasing a burial plot or can payments be made?
4. Are family monuments and foot markers allowed?
5. Are cemetery embellishments allowed?
6. Does the City charge a fee for the opening of a grave?
7. Does the City issue a deed when burial plots are purchased?
8. Does the City sell monuments and foot markers?
9. Does the City engrave monuments and foot markers?
10. Does the City ever remove flowers from graves?