The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and City Secretary’s Office held a public sale of Comal Cemetery lots on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at City Hall. Forty-five of the available lots were sold at that time.
As of September 12th, twenty-nine lots remained for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.
In 2017, the City identified multiple unpaid, reserved burial lots at the Comal Cemetery (located between Peace Avenue and the Guadalupe River). Lot locations are available for view on a map in the City Secretary’s office at City Hall, 550 Landa Street.
To purchase a lot, interested parties should visit the City Secretary’s office during regular business hours - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All sales must be made in person and paid in full by cash, check, or credit card. The price of the lots is based on residency.
• Resident price is $2,500 per lot - proof of residency in the City limits is required, i.e., current driver’s license, utility bill, and/or property bill.
• Non-resident price is $3,000 per lot.
The lots are used only for the burial of the human or cremated human remains. Each lot measures approximately four feet in width by nine feet in length. Each lot is permitted the following type of burials:
• A single depth burial of human remains;
• Double-depth burial of human remains;
• A single depth burial and one cremains of human remains; or
• No more than four cremated human remains.
Established in 1868, the Comal Cemetery consists of 25 acres and has 12,550 burials to date. At rest in Comal Cemetery are many German immigrants and the oldest part of the cemetery is located at the front, near the intersection of East Common Street. The Comal Cemetery was designated as an Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historic Commission in 2000. 2018 marks the 150th year for the land being used as a cemetery in the area.
For more information, contact Ylda Capriccioso, Park Development Manager, at 830-221-4358.