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Bureau of Cemeteries
The City of Norfolk has offered peaceful cemetery settings to area residents since 1825. Norfolk owns and operates eight cemeteries:

The Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries is dedicated to preserving the memories of the people of our community and the rich history of our city. We provide service that is sensitive to the needs of families and are ever mindful of the eternal bond between the city and the families whose loved ones are memorialized within the cemeteries.

Cemetery maintenance is performed reverently and carefully, and ensures the preservation of a valuable part of Norfolk's cultural heritage. The Bureau of Cemeteries works diligently to preserve the natural beauty of our 350+ acres of green space in an urban environment while providing a place for generations of families to commemorate their loved ones.

Arranging & Conducting Funeral Services
Our staff provides excellent customer service in a courteous and professional manner. We assist with arranging and conducting more than 1,000 funeral services each year. The Bureau of Cemeteries is also a valuable resource for genealogical information. We have staff dedicated to assist with genealogical research.

Some of our cemeteries offer grave spaces and ash niches for urns containing cremated remains. Others have no grave space left available to purchase but within these garden-style cemeteries, you will discover artfully crafted monuments with a bit of history inscribed. Diverse plant and bird life thrives while mature trees and tended grasses invite a leisurely stroll. And, as always, all of our cemeteries offer endless opportunity for historical, artistic, and genealogical pursuits.

Special Events, Volunteer Opportunities, Conservation Info
Please click here for information on Norfolk Historic Cemeteries events, volunteer opportunities, and conservation information.

New Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum - Spaces Available

Contact Us
Ted Dudley
Bureau Manager

238 E. Princess Anne Road
Norfolk, VA 23510