Skip to Content

About

The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District was formed August 8, 1927, under Section 8890 of the California Health and Safety Code. District boundaries include approximately 3,444 square miles.  The District has performed over 22,000 interments and set over 15,000 grave markers.  Records for all interments are available in the Cemetery’s Administration Office during business hours.   The total District property consists of 60 acres, 29 of the 60 have been developed for interment purposes.  The District estimates current property should meet the needs of the public through 2070.

The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District is a Special District; a special-purpose governmental unit that exists independent from local governments such as counties and cities.  The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery is one of over 265 public cemetery districts in California which are supported, in part, by property taxes.  A small portion of the property tax revenue that is collected from taxpayers within the Special District is part of the revenue the Cemetery relies on for its annual budget.  Individuals who do not reside in or pay property taxes in this Special District are required by law to pay a surcharge to the District for interment in the Cemetery.

The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five Trustees.  Trustees are appointed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to serve a four-year term, at the conclusion of which they may receive one additional term.  The Board of Trustees meets once a month for regular business meetings.  Laws and rules for these meetings and other governance matters are stated in the California Ralph M. Brown Act.

Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District Service Area