City Cemeteries

Graves with flowers in a cemetery

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

Cemetery Business Hours & Contact Information

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

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

Cemetery Grounds Opened: Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cemetery Grounds Closed: Monday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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 Boulevard., San Benito, Texas 78586
Phone - 956-361-3800, ext. 210,212,213, 214
Fax - 956-361-3813

For Questions regarding Fees please contact:
Belen Pena 956-361-3800, ext. 222

For Questions regarding Cemetery Site and Burials contact:
San Benito City Hall at 956-361-3804

Burial Requirements 

City of San Benito Ordinance 2464-A (PDF)

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 inches by 24" or 12 inches by 36"

Call 956-361-3830 for more information.

San Benito Memorial Park

  • Burial Plot: $950 - Adult (over-sized caskets will incur additional fee)
    • $375 - Child (not to exceed 42 feet’ long and 24 inches wide)
  • Opening and Closing: $450 - Adult (over-sized caskets will incur additional fee)
    • $225 - Child
  • Grave Monument/Marker Fee: $50

San Benito Historic 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 Schedule

Contact City Hall at 956-361-3804 for information on holiday closure dates.
No interments, dis-interments, or grave marker installations shall be allowed in the cemetery on any Sunday.

Local Vendors

San Benito Funeral Home  
1400 W Business U.S. 77
San Benito, Texas 78586

Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
95 S Sam Houston Boulevard.
San Benito, Texas 78586

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 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.