Lot Purchase

Lot sales will be for immediate need only until further notice.


Eligible to purchase are persons who reside in Shrewsbury and who do not presently own a burial lot in Mountain View Cemetery.

Moratorium effective 11/4/2021 for two years*
At this time, due to space limitations, the rule that allowed a Shrewsbury resident to purchase a grave for his or her non resident parent or child is not allowed.  * This rule will not apply to columbarium niche sales.
A Shrewsbury resident may also purchase a grave for his or her non-resident parent or child. However, other non-resident relatives (grandchildren, aunts, uncles, siblings, in-laws, etc.) are not eligible for a grave. See the cemetery rulebook (PDF) for details.

Lot Purchase Procedure

  1. Contact the Town Hall office at 508-841-8560 to make an appointment to go to the cemetery to purchase a lot. Please indicate if it's a pre-need or immediate need purchase. A funeral director may do this on your behalf.
  2. At the appointment, you should be prepared to indicate the name, address and relationship of each immediate family member for whom you wish to purchase a grave.
  3. You will complete and sign the necessary lot sale paper work while at the cemetery.
  4. Payment in full is required at time of sale.
  5. This purchase information will be forwarded by the cemetery staff to town hall and, after verification of your eligibility to purchase, documents verifying your payment and right of burial will be mailed to you.

Immediate Need Lot Purchase

Immediate need lot purchase must be paid for at the time of purchase and prior to interment. An immediate need lot purchase is when their has been a death in the family.
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