City of Saginaw MI -
Cemeteries

"The Cemeteries Division provides sales, burial and maintenance services for Saginaw's three municipally owned Cemeteries: Forest Lawn (200 acres), Oakwood (100 acres), Brady Hill (50 acres)."

The City of Saginaw's online cemetery search tool is where you can find burial records for any of the 3 Saginaw cemeteries.
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Jennifer Saldivar - Administrative Professional

The Cemeteries Division is responsible for providing burial services and maintaining three municipally owned cemeteries -

  • Forest Lawn located at 3210 S. Washington map
  • Oakwood located at 6100 Gratiot Rd (M-46) map
  • Brady Hill in the 300 block of East Remington Ave map

Special maintenance is also provided for 1,600 endowed care lots comprising 23 acres of endowed care sections.

Additional services offered by the Cemeteries Division include:

  • Marker and Monument Sales
    • Upright and Flush
    • Granite and Bronze
  • Vases
  • Final Date Inscriptions
  • Headstone and Monument Cleaning
  • Pre-need Grave Sales
    • Family Lots & Single Graves
    • Endowed Care Included
    • Installment Purchase Plans Available

Policies Concerning Burial Space Decorations & Improvements

Approved Decorations for Burial Spaces

Flush Burial Spaces

The following decorations are approved for all burial spaces where flush markers are allowed, in Forest Lawn, Oakwood and Brady Hill Cemeteries:

  • Cut flowers are permitted at any time in approved vases (One vase per internment)
  • Grave blankets are permitted from November 15th to March 1st
  • Potted Plants are permitted on Easter, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. Potted plants may remain on the burial space for one week following the holiday.
  • American flags, not exceeding 12" x 18" in size, are permitted on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veteran's Day. Flags may remain on the burial space for one week following the holiday. Upright Burial Spaces

The following decorations are approved for all burial spaces where upright markers are allowed, in Forest Lawn, Oakwood and Brady Hill Cemeteries:

  • Planting of annual flowers are permitted within 12" (one foot) of the marker
  • Grave blankets are permitted from November 15th to March 1st
  • Movable potted plants are permitted if confined to the area approved for planting, within 12" (one foot) of the marker, and may be placed one week before Memorial Day to October 1st.
  • American flags, not exceeding 12" x 18" in size, are permitted on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veteran's Day. Flags may remain on the burial space for one week following the holiday.

Prohibited Decorations

No decorations or burial space improvements are allowed, except as defined above. The following is a partial list of prohibited decorations and improvements:

  • Artificial Flowers
  • Artificial Decorations including ribbons, balloons, statues, signs, toys, etc., except as may be attached to grave blankets and wreaths from November 15th to March 1st
  • Glass bottles, jars or containers for flowers
  • Shepards hooks or hangers for flower baskets
  • Fences, curbs ornamental gravels and stones, benches or steps
  • Permanent plantings including trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials
  • Any decoration not permitted, shall be immediately removed and disposed of without notice

Vase Policy

  • Vases for cut flowers may be installed in approved locations near all flush markers
  • Vases shall be constructed of durable metal or plastic. Glass vases are not permitted. The City may prohibit the placement of vases and remove vases that are not consistent with this policy.
  • All vases shall consist of a sleeve and an insert. Sleeve diameter shall not exceed 6" at the base
  • All vases shall be set flush with the ground. All vases shall be located below the marker and centered on the marker unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent of Cemeteries
  • The City shall not be responsible for vases installed by others, nor vases placed in locations which are not approved
  • Only one vase is permitted per internment

Cemetery cleanups are scheduled for March 1st in the Spring and October 1st in the Fall of each year, and all decorations will be removed at this time.

Schedule of Rates & Charges for Operation and Use of Municipal Cemeteries

For more information, call or visit the business office, 1435 South Washington Avenue, Weekdays between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.

1435 S. Washington Ave.,
Saginaw, MI 48601
(989) 759-1656
(Fax) 759-1409
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