Tallmadge Cemetery

The Cemetery Sexton is the Public Service Director.


The Tallmadge Cemetery is located on South Avenue and off Southwest Avenue, and has two sections; the Old Cemetery and the New Cemetery.

View a map of the Tallmadge Cemetery (PDF)

Old Cemetery

The Old Cemetery is accessed from the entrance from Southwest Avenue. Lots in the Old Cemetery are numbered 1 through the 700s.

New Cemetery

The New Cemetery is accessed from five entrances off South Avenue with sections labeled A - E There are 10 grave spaces in each Lot number. Grave spaces are numbered right to left in Sections 1 - 300. All other sections are numbered left to right. The head of the grave is located at the top of the space, facing east.

Baby Sections

There is a Baby Section in the New Cemetery in section C-19. At this time, this section is filled. Another Baby Section is located in the Old Cemetery at OC-622.

Cemetery Maintenance and Records

Planning & Zoning

All grave spaces purchased, record keeping, burial arrangements, work orders, and complaints or questions are handled through the Planning and Zoning Department.

Grave Space Purchase
Grave spaces may be purchased by residents or non-residents. The cost for a non-resident is higher because the city of Tallmadge taxes are used to maintain and care for the Cemetery.

Indigent Burials
The Tallmadge Cemetery does not have a "Potter's Field" but indigent burials are performed as required by state law.

Street Department

Work in the Cemetery is performed by the Street Department (clean up, digging of graves, foundations for monuments, etc.). An average of 60 - 70 burials are processed each year.

Cemetery Rules & Regulations

  • Cremated remains may be placed on existing graves.
  • No burial shall be permitted until the purchase price of the grave space has been paid in full.
  • No burials on Sundays or Holidays.
  • To qualify for Baby Section charges, the vault cannot exceed forty-eight inches in length.
Regulations including fees can be found in Chapter 941 of the Tallmadge Codified Ordinances. Rules and Regulations for the Cemetery are established by the Cemetery Sexton and can be accessed here. A copy may also be picked up in the Planning and Zoning Department.