City Cemeteries

The City of San Benito owns and operates the San Benito Memorial Park Cemetery and the San Benito City Cemetery also known as "El Nopal Cemetery". 


Cemetery Business Hours And Contact Information

Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday

Office Closed: Saturday, Sunday, and on city of San Benito observed Holidays

Cemetery Grounds Opened:  Monday thru Sunday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Cemetery Grounds Closed: Monday thru Sunday from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am

Burials are only allowed Monday-Saturday and require a 48 Hour Notice during Regular Business Hours. (No burials on Sundays and City Holidays)

Office location – 485 N. Sam Houston Blvd., San Benito, Texas 78586
Phone - 956-361-3800 x 210,212,213, 214
Fax – 956-361-3813
Email –

For Questions regarding Fees please contact:
Belen Pena 956-361-3800 x 222

For Questions regarding Cemetery Site and Burials contact:
Art Garza at 956-361-3830 

Burial Requirements

City of San Benito Ordinance 2464-A
Ordinance 2464-A standards will apply to both cemeteries.

Outer Burial Containers (vaults) are required for each plot.

Grave Monuments/Markers are required for each plot   
•    Flat 12”x24” or 12”x36”



San Benito Memorial Park

• Burial Plot:    $950.00 – Adult
                     $375.00 – Child (not to exceed 42’’ long and 24” wide)

• Opening & Closing:  $450.00 – Adult
                                $225.00 – Child

• Grave Monument/Marker Fee: $50.00

San Benito Old Cemetery "El Nopal"

• No plots are being sold at this site!

• Burials at this cemetery will be based on space availability and city management approval.

Before the City allows a burial, all fees must be paid in full, the outer burial container (liner), and the grave marker (tombstone) must be purchased, and documentation of these purchases must be submitted to City of San Benito City Hall office for confirmation.

City Holiday Schedule

On City Holidays the Cemetery Offices are closed, interments, dis-interments, and grave marker installations shall not be allowed on the following holiday days:
    Veteran’s Day                                                    November 11, 2016
    Thanksgiving Day & Day After                             November 24 & 25, 2016
    Christmas Eve & Day Before                               December 23 & 24, 2016
    Christmas Day & Day After                                 December 25 & 26, 2016
    New year’s Eve & Day Before                              December 30 & 31, 2016
    New Year’s Day & Day After                               January 1 & 2, 2017
    Martin Luther King Day                                      January 16, 2017
    Presidents’ Day                                                 February 20, 2017
    Good Friday                                                      April 14, 2017
    Memorial Day                                                    May 29, 2017
    Independence Day                                             July 4, 2017
    Labor Day                                                         September 4, 2017

Or on any other City observed holiday. In the event that a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be treated as the holiday. In the event that a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be treated as the holiday.

No interments, dis-interments, or grave marker installations shall be allowed in the cemetery on any Sunday.

Local Vendors

    San Benito Funeral Home                          Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
    1400 W Business U.S. 77                              395 S. Sam Houston Blvd.
    San Benito, Texas 78586                               San Benito, Texas 78586
    956-361-9192                                                956-399-1331
    Del Angel Monuments
    360 W. Heywood St.
    San Benito, Texas 78586

*It is the responsibility of the buyer to make funeral arrangements with whichever company they wish to use.

For further State of Texas information on funeral services, please access the following link:

Texas Funeral Service Commission

Disclaimer:  Prices and availability are subject to change, please contact the City of San Benito City Hall Office at (956) 361-3800 for the most up to date information.