You’ll need to contact Woodlawn if you wish to sell or transfer your burial rights. The resale of burial rights is regulated by the New York State Cemetery Board. In accordance with New York State Cemetery Law, the cemetery has the right of first refusal. If the cemetery chooses to repurchase your property, the price will be set according to a state-approved formula. If the cemetery declines, then the current owner has the right to sell to a third party, once the appropriate approval has been obtained by the New York State Division of Cemeteries.
In certain cases, the current lot owner may wish to donate the burial space back to the cemetery. Please contact us to learn more.