Opening and Closing Fee

An opening and closing fee is charged by Funeral Homes or Cemeteries to cover the cost of digging a Grave and covering it with earth once a Casket has been placed inside.

The opening and closing refers to the Gravesite needed for Burial and its fee is a separate from other Funeral or cemetery expenses, like a Casket, Urn, or other services.

The fee typically covers the cost of preparing a gravesite, removing any obstacles, setting up a tent, and placing a lowering device. It may also cover the cost of filling in the grave after the burial is complete.

The amount of the fee can vary depending on the funeral home or cemetery, and may be bundled as part of a package of services related to the burial.