CemeteryMt. Olivet Cemetery is a town-owned cemetery located at 257 S. Rodeo Road in Buena Vista.

Each burial site measures 5'x10', and can be used for one casket and up to eight sets of cremains.
Chaffee County Resident Cost
$750.00 / site
Non-County Resident Cost
$2,500.00 / site

Before submitting an application for burial or headstone installation, please take some time to read the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Rules and Regulations (PDF). This information covers the number of burials per site, types of headstones/decorations allowed at the cemetery, etc. 

Please note the Town does NOT open/close sites. You are not required to have an excavator for cremains burials. For open/closing services, contact Jeff Marques with New Look Landscaping at 719-221-9222.

Burial Application (PDF)
Form and $20.00 fee due at least 72 hours prior to internment.
Memorial Only Application (PDF)
For headstones or markers placed on a site, no burial was held. Commonly used to memorialize a person that is buried elsewhere.
Request to Install Headstone or Permanent Grave Decoration (PDF)
Complete and return for all headstone or decoration placement and landscaping requests.
Site Purchase Application (PDF)
Complete and return to purchase site(s) at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. See the table at the top of the page for site purchase costs.
Site Transfer Application (PDF)
Complete and return this form if the site needs to be transferred to a new owner. Supporting documentation is required. 

Mt. Olivet Cemetery has markers to identify blocks. It can be difficult to locate the exact lot and site within the block when planning a burial or making a site purchase. Our team will flag and stake site locations ahead of burials. Before going to the cemetery, when considering a site purchase, please take a look at both cemetery maps below. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or come into Town Hall with questions. 

Cemetery Map - with site availability (PDF)
Map showing the 'new' section of the cemetery where sites are available for purchase.
Overall Cemetery Map (PDF)
Map showing the entire cemetery, including the 'old' and 'new' sections.
Burial List - Searchable (EXCEL)
Excel spreadsheet file with site owners and those interred listed. Also shows sites available for purchase in yellow. 
USGenWeb Archives
Includes names of individuals buried at Mt. Olivet whose interment location is unknown.

The Town of Buena Vista is not the legal custodian of death certificates. For vital records information contact Chaffee County Public Health.

You may also contact the State of Colorado at: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2200
Email Vital Records
State of Colorado Vital Statistics