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Online Grave Space Purchases

The City of Tallahassee is excited to be able to offer a new electronic payment service for grave spaces at our cemeteries (Roselawn, Southside, and Oakland), allowing people to pay for grave spaces using a credit/debit card or bank account.

To utilize this new feature, please contact Regina Tucker at 850-891-8711 or one of our Cemetery Staff before you purchase a grave space. After you have spoken with Cemetery staff, you will need to process a new payment transaction for each new grave space purchaser/owner. For example, if you need to pay for 4 grave spaces (2 belonging to Mrs. Smith, 1 belonging to Mr. Lock, and 1 belonging to Mr. Buchanan), you will need to make 3 separate payment transactions (1 for each owner listed above). The system is programmed to automatically calculate the total due based upon the number of grave spaces being purchased. Unfortunately, the system is unable to process payments for infant spaces at this time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact City Cemeteries at 850-891-8711.

Purchase a Grave Space Online After Speaking with Our Staff

Looking for someone who you think might be buried in a City of Tallahassee-owned cemetery? Here's where to start.

  • Is this your first visit? In that case, we recommend that you read the information below. Otherwise, you can jump right to the index.
  • The main listing includes only burials that have occurred and been recorded in our master database since the mid-1980s.
  • To see the definitions of some (possibly unfamiliar) terms, see the list below.
  • Remember that many - perhaps most - burials in Tallahassee occur in private cemeteries, not in the five owned and operated by the City government. The records for these private cemeteries are not included here at; to research them, you'll need to contact one or more funeral homes or other institutions, or genealogical research organizations. Some of these other sources may have on-line sites of their own which you can check. The largest funeral homes in Tallahassee, in alphabetical order, are:
  • You might also check with area churches, many of which operate their own cemeteries or graveyards. A good list of local churches may be found at
  • Another good source of online information for researchers in this area is the Leon County Clerk of Courts Public Records. At this time, county death (and birth) records cannot be searched online there. However, you might try the Official Records search for the state of Florida, at
    • Enter at least the first few letters of the last name of the individual you're researching;
    • choose County and select LEON from the list of counties; and
    • select "Death Certificate" from the Document Type.
    • If desired, narrow the search by date range before clicking on the "Search" button.
  • Also check the "Cemeteries" and "Death and Other Burial" sections of the Leon County Florida Genealogical Research Site of the Florida GenWeb Project. This site offers links to a wide variety of online information sources not just in Tallahassee/Leon County but in surrounding areas.

We also provide a page of links to information about cemeteries in general, as opposed to burial records.

For all questions regarding information on these pages, please contact the Cemeteries unit at 850-891-8711.

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