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Frequently Asked Questions

What does SAC stand for?
SAC is the acronym for Save Austin's Cemeteries.

Which Cemeteries are the City Cemeteries?
Austin Memorial Park, Evergreen, Oakwood, Oakwood Annex, and Plummers

What city department manages the city cemeteries? Who is responsible for maintenance at the cemeteries?
The city cemeteries come under Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) – Cemeteries Division. www.austintexas.gov/cemeteries

Who do I contact to buy a cemetery plot?
Contact the City of Austin Cemetery Administrative Office at 512-978-2320. The office is located at 2800 Hancock Dr. Austin, TX 78731 and is open weekdays 8am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

I have family members buried at the city cemeteries, who should I contact with updated contact information?
You can fill out SAC's Plot Owner’s Contact Form, and we will update the descendant’s database we maintain and also pass along your information to the Cemetery Office.

What are the rules and regulations for the city cemeteries?
The rules are being updated by Austin PARD and are expected to be completed late 2017. The current rules are available here.

Where can I view Austin’s Cemetery Master Plan?
SAC has worked hard for over a decade with Austin City Staff, contractors, and master plan team to help craft the adopted Cemetery Master Plan and SAC will continue to monitor and assist with implementation and preservation projects. The plan is available at: www.austintexas.gov/cmp

How do I get my family tombstone leveled, reset, or repaired?
SAC has worked with several professional stone conservators and families. Call us at 512-917-1666 and we can discuss the options with you.

How do I properly clean a headstone?
Please view these videos on how to clean a headstone using D/2 Biological Solution without damaging the headstone. Video1 and Video2
D/2 can be purchased from the Texas distributor at www.gravestonecleaner.com. Use coupon code OAKWOODAUSTIN for a 10% discount for SAC members and friends. One of SAC’s projects is headstone cleaning so contact us if you need help.

What other cemeteries are located in Austin or Travis County?
The Austin Genealogical Society (AGS) maintains a list of cemeteries in Travis County at: www.austintxgensoc.org/cemeteries/index.php