General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Cemetery Administration

Cemetery Administration

The County of El Dorado oversees the maintenance and operation of 19 cemeteries. However, there are more than 100 cemeteries and burial sites in the County. Most are old pioneer cemeteries, and interments have not been performed in these cemeteries in many decades. In addition to the County-operated cemeteries, there are several private, fraternal, and religious cemeteries, and two cemeteries organized as Special Districts: Happy Homestead in South Lake Tahoe and the Kelsey Cemetery on the West Slope. (Click on Cemetery Menu, above, for more information on these cemeteries.)

Plot sales are offered at some County-operated cemeteries. They include Georgetown Pioneer/Renke Annex, Georgia Slide, Pilot Hill, and Placerville Union. The Renke Annex also has niches, including a set of niches reserved for military veterans. Niches and crypts are also available at Placerville Union. (Click on Cemetery Menu, then County-Operated Cemeteries, for a brief synopsis of each of the cemeteries overseen by the County.)

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Historical and genealogical information on individuals buried in El Dorado County is available from the El Dorado County Historical Museum .

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For information regarding fees and the availability of plots, crypts, and niches, please contact Cemetery Operations at 530-621-7594.   

Cemetery Administration
Phone: (530) 621-7594
Fax: (530) 303-0125

The Cemetery Administration Office is located in Building C, the Community Development Building, at 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville, California.  After entering the building, inquire at the main reception desk on the first floor.

Community Development Agency, Cemetery Administration,  new fee schedule effective July 2, 2016.  Click here to view Resolution and Fee Schedule..

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