Last year the city of New Braunfels identified multiple unpaid, reserved burial lots at the Comal Cemetery, located at 301 Peace Ave., New Braunfels.

As a result the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and City Secretary’s Office have scheduled a Comal Cemetery lot sale for Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 550 Landa Street, New Braunfels.

Eighty-one cemetery lots will be available for purchase in the newest sections of Comal Cemetery (sections 684 and 687). The public may view the lots on a map at City Hall or by visiting the Comal Cemetery.

The sale of the lots will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales must be made in person and paid in full by cash, check or credit card.

Each household is eligible to purchase a maximum of two cemetery lots, and the price of the lots is based on residency. The resident price is $2,500 per lot. Proof of residency in the city limits is required through a current driver’s license, utility bill or property bill. The nonresident price is $3,000 per lot.

The lots are used only for the burial of a human or cremated human remains. Each lot measures approximately 4 wide by 9 feet long. Each lot is permitted the following type of burials:

  • a single-depth burial of human remains;

  • double-depth burial of human remains;

  • a single-depth burial and one cremated human remains; or

  • no more than four cremated human remains.

Established in 1868 the Comal Cemetery consists of 25 acres and has had 12,550 burials to date. At rest in the cemetary are many German immigrants. The Comal Cemetery was designated as an Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historic Commission in 2000.

For more information contact Ylda Capriccioso, park development manager, at 830-221-4358.