Town Office

340 Main Street, Jay, Maine 04239

Phone: (207) 897-6785

Fax: (207) 897-9420

Monday & Tuesday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM – 4 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Office Closed


Larry Wright, Sexton
Phone: (207) 897-8113

What Is a Cemetery Sexton?
To put it in general terms, a cemetery sexton is in charge of the cemetery. They help to coordinate care of the cemetery, manage the legal and public record aspects of burials, and also help with overall recordkeeping.

Sextons are the people that in essence make sure that your loved one’s resting site is taken care of over the long run.

Unless otherwise noted, all cemeteries are located within our town of Jay, Maine.

Cemetery Map

Name Address
Richardson Cemetery 5 Fortier Road
Thompson Cemetery 334 Crash Road
Beans Corner Cemetery Depot Street
Stones Corner Cemetery 296 Franklin Road
Stubbs Mills Cemetery 391 East Jay Road
Birchland Cemetery 260 East Dixfield Road
North Jay Cemetery East Dixfield Road
Jay Hill Cemetery 396 Main Street
Allen/Gillespie Franklin Road
The right is reserved by the Town to insist upon at least forty-eight-hour notice of any interment, disinterment, or removal. All diligence will be used to accommodate the schedules of the interments; however advance notice must be given in order to ensure the availability of personnel employed by the Town to locate the site for burial. The Town reserves the right to postpone interment time due to acts of nature, God, Civil, and national emergencies.
No burials shall be made or remains placed without prior notice to the Town.
The planting of trees, shrubs, or evergreens shall not be permitted on the grounds of the cemetery. Any such planting after September 26, 2022, is strictly prohibited. The Town retains the right to remove any existing plantings that are unsightly, dangerous, detrimental, or diseased or that extend beyond the owners lot, encroaching on abutting lots.

All plants and flowers, both real and artificial, as well as all other decorations of any type, including solar lights, must be removed by October 15th each year. Any items left after October 15th will be disposed of by the Town.

The only exceptions to this are:

  1. Concrete urns which may be left on lots but must be emptied and turned over to avoid breakage.
  2. American or military flags may remain on lots until 1 week after Veteran’s Day.
Sale of Lots Per Grave
Resident $200.00
Non-Resident $275.00
$50.00 of each sale (per transaction) shall be paid by the Town to the Sexton.
Sexton Burial Fee
Per Burial or Cremation $100.00
Paid directly to Sexton by Funeral Director prior to burial.