Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District

“An Endowment Care District”

Welcome to the Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District. Our goal is to provide our community with exceptional service, maintaining our cemetery as a dignified and respectful resting place for loved ones.

The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District is an independent California Special District formed in 1927.  The District serves the public cemetery needs of an area encompassing nearly 3,444 square miles of Riverside County, including the cities of Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, as well as parts of Rancho Mirage and unincorporated Riverside County.  The purpose of the District is to offer affordable interment services for our County residents.

This website can be used to locate loved ones, access information about upcoming interment services, special events and District policy, as well as schedule an appointment with staff. If you are unable to find the information you require, please reach out to us during office hours and we will be happy to assist you.

Administrative Office

Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

(760) 398-3221

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Upcoming Board Meeting

Friday July 12, 2024, 8:00 a.m.


2024 District Holiday and Maintenance Calendar
2024 District Calendar
2024 District Calendar Spanish

Beginning May 1st, cemetery closing time will be extended to 8:00 p.m.  Closing time will remain at this time through August.

Effective the week of May 12, 2024, the District will be shifting to its summer service schedule.  The summer service times will be as follows:
Monday – Friday, 8:30am, 10:00am & 11:30am.
Shade, water and fans will be provided for all services.  An industrial fan will be offered for the 11:30 a.m. service.

The landscape crews will be applying fertilizer (21-0-0) to assist the summer turf with growth. This will require day time irrigation on Wednesday, June 12th and Friday, June 14th. Please follow the direction of staff if asked to temporarily vacate an area for irrigation. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

The District expects heavy traffic on Sunday, June 16th for Father’s Day. The overflow lot located on the west side of the cemetery will be open for additional parking. A kind reminder, please no canopies, live music (bands), alcohol, glass, open flames (to include candles), or pets (ADA Service Animals only) on grounds. Please follow the direction of security and law enforcement at all times.

There will be no mowing the week of June 16th (6/18 & 6/20) for Father’s Day.

The District has started annual aeration of the cemetery grounds. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. During the process, aerated ground will sit on the turf in small plug-like ‘chunks’ and is often mistaken for dog waste. Please do not attempt to ‘clean up’ or remove the dirt; it will settle back into the ground through the normal course of irrigation and ground maintenance.

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Attending a Service

To better assist family and loved ones, the District has developed a “What to Expect” video series for those preparing to attend a service at our cemetery.  These brief videos cover cemetery entry, parking, service specifics and interment procedure.  You may click on the links below to view the videos.

Burial Interment (English)
Burial Interment(Spanish)

Columbarium Interment (English)
Columbarium Interment (Spanish)