City of Yorkton Cemetery Bylaw

Established in 1896, the City of Yorkton Cemetery is made up of the following five sections:

Office hours

Our Cemetery administration office is located in the Gallagher Centre.

Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have any inquiries or concerns, please call 306-786-1750 or send us an email.

Locate a loved one

Visitors can locate grave sites within the City of Yorkton Cemetery.


If you would like more help with your search, contact us at 306-786-1750.

Fees & Charges

All fees at the Cemetery are approved on an annual basis by Yorkton City Council. Fees and charges include the purchasing of pots or niches, perpetual care and care and maintenance fees along with applicable surcharges.

The Care and Maintenance Fee is a one time fee paid by each plot and interment to ensure that annual care and maintenance of the Cemetery is provided until such time as the Cemetery reaches capacity and when the Perpetual Care Fund will be accessed for care and maintenance. This fee applies to all interments. One care and maintenance fee is included with each plot purchase

Perpetual Care Fee is a one time fee paid by each plot provided to ensure that annual care and maintenance of the Cemetery can be provided after the Cemetery reaches capacity. This fee applies to all plot sales and additional interments in each plot

Multiple Cremation Interment Fee is a fee applied to any cremation interment of two or more that occur at the same time and in the same opening. The fee applies to the second interment only and charged per additional cremains.

 The Hill
 Traditional 3' Plot Sales
Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 1,133.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 283.25
25% Care & Maintenance $ 283.25
Final Total $ 1,699.50
 Traditional 4' Plot Sales
Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 1,855.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 463.75
25% Care & Maintenance $ 463.75
Final Total $ 2,782.50
 Cremation Plot Sales
Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 980.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 245.00
25% Care & Maintenance $ 245.00
Final Total $ 1,470.00
 Child Plot Sales
Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 740.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 185.00
25% Care & Maintenance $ 185.00
Final Total $ 1,110.00
 The Meadow
 Traditional 4' Plot Sales

Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 2,110.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 527.50
25% Care & Maintenance $ 527.50
Final Total $ 3,165.00
 Cremation Plot Sales
Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 1,240.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 310.00
25% Care & Maintenance $ 310.00
Final Total $ 1,860.00
 Woodland Path Sales (Cremation)
Sale ItemsCharges
Plot $ 1,545.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 386.25
25% Care & Maintenance $ 386.25
Final Total $ 2,317.50
Sale ItemsCharges
Niche $ 2,885.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 721.25
25% Care & Maintenance $ 721.25
Total $ 4,327.50
 Opening/Closing Services


Traditional Open/Closing ChargesCharges
Adult Traditional $ 1,650.00
Child Traditional $ 590.00


Cremation Open/Closing ItemsCharges
Open/Closing Charge $ 465.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 116.25
25% Care & Maintenance $ 116.25
Final Total $ 697.50
 Niche Open/Closing ItemsCharges
Open/Closing Charge $ 220.00
25% Perpetual Care $ 55.00
25% Care & Maintenance $ 55.00
Final Total $ 330.00

 The following charges are in addition to Opening & Closing Fees


 Surcharge ItemsCharges
Winter Traditional Open/Close (In effect November 1st to April 30th) $ 1,015.00
Winter Cremation Open/Close (In effect November 1st to April 30th) $ 425.00
Multiple Cremation Interment Fee $ 320.00
Traditional Saturday Service $ 620.00
Cremation Saturday Service $ 310.00
Stat Holiday  $ 930.00
After 4:00 p.m. (per 30 minutes) $ 105.00
Admin Fee $ 110.00
 Disinterment ChargesCharges
Traditional $ 1,650.00
Cremation $ 465.00
Permit ChargesCharges
Monument Permits $ 215.00

Burial Options

You have burial choices for both traditional and cremated remains.

We require the following with every interment booking:

  • A death, cremation or burial certificate for the deceased.
  • Interment Request form completed by Funeral Home or Family.
  • Permission from the legal plot owner to use the plot (if required)

All funeral processions will be under the control and supervision of the Cemetery Staff while within the Cemetery.

Please note:

  • 3 days notice (16 business hours) is required for winter interments.
  • 2 days notice (12 business hours) is required for summer interments.

Each standard plot can be used for one of the following:

  • 1 casket interment, or
  • 1 casket interment and 3 cremated remains (casket interment must take place first), or
  • 3 cremated remains.

Anyone requesting the use of an already occupied plot will need to provide the City with permission from the legal plot owner before the interment takes place.

View our City Cemetery Columbarium FAQs for more information.

Interment Request application form 

Flowers and Memorials

Artificial flowers, decorations, wreaths or natural flowers must be placed in secured flower holders or vases affixed to the monument.

Flowers and decorations for interments are allowed for 10 days after the interment. After 10 days, the items will be removed.

Cemetery staff do spring clean up in May and fall clean up in October. Any items not placed in secured flower holders or vases affixed to the monument will be removed without notice and placed at the shop for 30 days to be claimed.

Anything that is an obstacle to convenient and safe mowing of the grass, snow removal and/or cemetery maintenance will also be removed.

All items placed in the cemetery by the public shall be at their own risk. The City accepts no responsibility to any damaged or missing items.


The City of Yorkton does not offer monument services. Contact the following local businesses for monument services:

Monument Permit is required to be submitted for every marker installation. You can send your application through a monument company to the City.

Niche engraving or additional engraving of a name or date on an existing monument does not require a permit but the engraving must meet any cemetery regulations.

Read our Monument FAQs for more information.

Monument Permit Application Form

Commemoration Program

Commemoration Program is a long lasting way to commemorate a person after they pass.

Recovery of unused prearranged lots

The City of Yorkton will buy back vacant lots, not used by families, to use land efficiently. Contact us if you do not intend to use your plot.

Cemetery self guided walking tour

The City of Yorkton Cemetery has a rich history for you to explore. Cemetery walking tour books are available at City Hall, Tourism Yorkton and the Western Development Museum.

Cemetery location

Our City Cemetery is located off highway 9 South and King Street East.