Cemeteries in Chaffee County, Colorado

Find Chaffee County, Colorado cemeteries, memorial parks, mausoleums, graveyards, gravesites, graves or mortuaries. Cemeteries provide information on funerals and burial services including internment, headstones and grave markers, burial grounds, cemetery plots, vaults, crypts, as well as burial records for national, state.

Buena Vista Mt Olivet Cemetery County Road 321 Buena Vista, CO

Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home/Fairview Cemetery 203 East Sackett Avenue Salida, CO

Poncha Springs Cemetery County Road 206 Salida, CO

Salida Fairview Cemetery 8105 County Road 144 Salida, CO

About Chaffee County Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Chaffee County, CO are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in Chaffee County make their plots available to the general public. Chaffee County Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Chaffee County are generally restricted to veterans and other individuals who have served in the armed forces. In some cases, family members of veterans may also be buried in Military Cemeteries.

Interested parties may contact Cemeteries for questions about:
  • Finding a cemetery near you
  • Chaffee County Public and Private Cemeteries
  • Military Cemeteries in Chaffee County
  • Information about funerals and burials
  • Chaffee County burial records and gravesite history
Chaffee County Burial Records

Chaffee County burial records, which are of interest to genealogists and family researchers, are available as public records. Burial records for individuals buried in Chaffee County may be obtained from the office of the Chaffee County Cemetery where that burial took place. The Chaffee County government may provide these records at the Offices of the Chaffee County Cemetery, Chaffee County Parks and Public Works Departments.

Public Cemeteries in Chaffee County, CO

Public Cemeteries may be owned by the Chaffee County government, or they may be privately owned. They are open to the public and generate most of their revenue from the sale of individual burial plots, gravesites, and mausoleums in Chaffee County, Colorado. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of Chaffee County. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries in Chaffee County is usually the responsibility of the Chaffee County Parks Department or Public Works Department.

Chaffee County Private Cemeteries

Colorado Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by Chaffee County businesses and non-profit organizations, such as churches. A Cemetery owned by a church or other religious institution may be considered a Public Cemetery if it is open to the general public. Many Cemeteries are owned by small, Chaffee County based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local Chaffee County business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.

Cemetery Operations

The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is regulated by Colorado State. The location of Public Cemeteries is regulated by local ordinances and Chaffee County zoning rules. Colorado State requires Chaffee County Public Cemeteries to establish an endowment or other fund for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery. A certain portion of each burial plot sale must be designated for the future care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds. These requirements are intended to ensure that funds are available to maintain the Cemetery even after all of the burial plots have been sold. Colorado may also regulate service fees charged by Chaffee County Cemeteries.