The Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District was formed into a California Special District in 1937. The Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District is an Independent California Special District. We consist of two pioneer cemeteries, one located in Lafayette and the other in Danville. The Lafayette Cemetery's first burial was in 1854 and the Alamo Cemetery's first burial was in 1856.
Both cemeteries are public cemeteries and are supported by tax dollars. Only persons living in the tax district may be buried in either cemetery*.
Burials are scheduled Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between 9:00AM to 1:00PM for full casket burials and 9:00AM to 3:00PM for cremation or niche burials, with a two (2) day notice. Also, burials can be scheduled on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays or after hours for an added fee.
All headstones and any other type of monuments and their installation MUST be pre-approved by fax and scheduled for setting with the Superintendent. A $50.00 appointment fee is due prior to a monument company setting all markers. Weekly removal of any items and/or flowers in both the Lafayette and Alamo Cemeteries, will be at the discretion of the Superintendent.
New Lafayette Niches 2012
*Any persons buying burial rights must be a resident of the property tax district (Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, Lafayette, Rossmore, or Tassajara and parts of Walnut Creek/San Ramon)[to be verified by the General Manager/Superintendent]. In Certain cases, the law allows an exception to the residence stipulation and persons who are related but who do not reside in or pay property taxes within the district may be buried in the district's cemeteries - in which case a Non-Residents Fee is charged in addition to cemetery charges.