The City of Portage maintains four cemeteries including South, Central, Dry Prairie, and Indian Fields. The two active cemeteries are Central Cemetery (located near Portage District Library) and South Cemetery (located at the intersection of South Westnedge and Osterhout).

Pricing & Purchasing Appointments

For pricing information, cemetery rules, and memorial requirements please download our cemetery brochure (PDF). If you are interested in purchasing a plot, please call the Office of the City Clerk at (269) 329-4511 and staff will arrange an appointment for you to visit a cemetery to make a selection.

Current Fees

A cemetery plot may be reserved for up to six (6) months prior to purchase. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (269) 329-4511 for cemetery plot reservations, plot sales, and arrangements.

Plot Purchase/Burial Rights(see brochure)
Grave Opening/Closing (adult)


Grave Opening/Closing (child)


Interment of ashes/cremains


Interments of youth 
Infants to 8 years of age (youth-sized vault only)


Overtime fee for the above interments 


Grave Marker Foundation

$0.55 per square inch*

Submit a Monument Foundation Request Form
* Marker Foundations are completed in groups and poured during the warmer seasons when cemetery water systems are running (usually mid-May through early September).  Any foundation orders received during the colder months will be addressed at a later date.

Cemetery Record Lookup Tools

Access the Cemetery Record Lookup database

Search "Cemetery Management" by "Name" to search for cemetery record information. 

Cemetery Management Search Image

Access the Cemetery Plot Map lookup tool

Select "Grave Grave Search Image Opens in new windowSearch" and search by "Occupant Name" to search for a specific interment/plot location.

If you require further assistance using the tool or can't find the information you are looking for, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (269) 329-4511. This database is updated daily so that the most current information is available. 

Disclaimer: The information contained on the above websites is taken from the records of the City of Portage. The City of Portage does not guarantee the accuracy of the information nor assumes any responsibility for errors that arise from the use of the information.

  1. Office of the City Clerk

    Physical Address
    7900 South Westnedge Avenue
    Portage, MI 49002

    Fax: (269) 324-8070

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