City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Ch. 9 of the Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Parks — See Ch. 390.

§ 175-1
Administering Department.  

§ 175-2
Permanent fund.  

§ 175-3
Camden New Cemetery fees.  

§ 175-4
Cemetery employees to lay foundations for all markers. 

§ 175-5
Repair of certain monuments. 

§ 175-1 Administering Department.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

Pursuant to § 5-52C of this Code, the administration and maintenance of city cemeteries shall be under the charge and control of the Department of Public Works. Said Department shall administer city cemeteries pursuant to law. It shall trim, plant, care for and preserve such cemeteries.

§ 175-2 Permanent fund.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

There shall be provided a permanent fund for the care of the lots and the preservation of city cemeteries. At least the sum of 25% of all receipts from the sale of lots in such cemeteries shall be set apart in such fund by the Department of Public Works.

§ 175-3 Camden New Cemetery fees.

[Amended 2-28-1980 by Ord. No. MC-1584; 5-8-1980 by Ord. No. MC-1613; 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; 12-14-1989 by Ord. No. MC-2498; 7-25-1991 by Ord. No. MC-2676; 4-22-1999 by Ord. No. MC-3474; 1-24-2002 by Ord. No. MC-3720]

The following fees are hereby established for Camden New Cemetery:

A. 

For opening a grave in a lot:

(1) 

For an infant to three months of age, the fee shall be $80.

(2) 

For a child three months to six years of age, the fee shall be $172.

(3) 

For every person over six years of age, the fee shall be $480.

B. 

For purchase of single graves:

(1) 

For an infant to three months of age, the fee shall be $134.

(2) 

For a child three months to six years of age or under five feet, the fee shall be $229.

(3) 

For every person over six years of age or over five feet, the fee shall be $353.

C. 

For purchase of lots, if any graves become available, the cost is $457.

D. 

For foundations:

(1) 

The minimum charge for a stone up to two feet in length shall be $160.

(2) 

For a stone from two to three feet in length, the charge shall be $214.

(3) 

For a stone from three to four feet in length, the charge shall be $240.

E. 

For poor burials:

(1) 

For an infant under three months of age, the fee shall be $92.

(2) 

For a person over three months of age to six years of age, under five feet, the fee shall be $126.

(3) 

For a person over six years of age, over five feet, the fee shall be $286.

F. 

For cremated ashes, the charge for burial shall be $107.

G. 

For welfare burials and old age pensioners:

(1) 

Fees.

(a) 

For a grave, the fee shall be $197.

(b) 

For an opening, the fee shall be $295.

(2) 

The foregoing rates set forth in Subsection G(1) shall be applicable only upon presentation of a certificate from the Division of Public Assistance within the Department of Human Services or the Local Assistance Board or the Camden County Welfare Board or the board or body administering old age pensions showing that decedent was the recipient of benefits therefrom.

H. 

For a tent, the fee shall be $58.

I. 

For removals:

(1) 

Fees.

(a) 

For removal of a body from one grave or lot to another grave or lot in Camden New Cemetery:

[1] 

For the removal, the fee shall be double the opening fee.

[2] 

For a new opening, the fee shall be $201.

(b) 

For removal of a body for burial in a cemetery other than Camden New Cemetery, the fee shall be $457.

(2) 

The Camden New Cemetery shall not be responsible for raising a body under this subsection.

J. 

The fee for opening on Saturdays after 12:00 noon and on Sundays and holidays shall be double the fee for openings established herein.

K. 

A deed may be issued to replace a deed that has been lost, mislaid or destroyed. The fee for such duplicate deed shall be $58.

L. 

Transfer of title to a lot may be issued for a fee of $103.

M. 

For burial of members of the Armed Forces and veterans, the charge for the opening in Soldiers' Row shall be $343. This rate shall be applicable only upon presentation of the decedent's certificate of honorable discharge.

§ 175-4 Cemetery employees to lay foundations for all markers.

All stones, monuments and markers, regardless of size, shall have a foundation which shall be laid by employees of Camden New Cemetery.

§ 175-5 Repair of certain monuments.

When it is desired to raise or straighten a monument which has sunk and which was erected prior to 1928, employees of Camden New Cemetery shall lay the foundation for such monument. The fee for foundations established in this chapter shall be charged therefor.