Monticello Public Cemetery District

  1. Michael Karath

    Phone: 707-299-1477

  2. Public Works

    Physical Address
    1195 Third Street
    Suite 101
    Napa, CA 94559

    Phone: 707-253-4351
    Fax: 707-253-4627


The Monticello Public Cemetery has 1,075 plots, with 283 of those plots open for purchase.

Please see the Monticello Cemetery map (PDF) for available resting places and the Fee Schedule (PDF) for prices. Also, please read the state laws (PDF) and view the MPCD District map (PDF) that determine eligibility for burial in Monticello Cemetery.

If you are interested in purchasing a burial plot, please contact Michael Karath at 707-299-1477; [email protected].

NEW: Monticello Public Cemetery District Meeting: July 1, 2020 (scroll down to see agenda and previous meeting’s minutes).


The Monticello Cemetery District 

The Monticello Cemetery dates back to the days of the wagon train pioneers.  In 1936, the town folk of Monticello, located in the Berryessa Valley, formed the Monticello Public Cemetery District (MPCD) to administer and operate the cemetery.

On November 11, 1948, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior authorized the Solano Project intended to provide irrigation to prime agricultural land in Solano and Yolo Counties. Part of the project included the building of the Monticello Dam that would channel water into Berryessa Valley. In 1956, after relocating Monticello’s 250 residents and removing or razing the town’s structures, the federal government created Lake Berryessa, flooding the Valley and submerging the town of Monticello. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation relocated Monticello Cemetery before the inundation to its present site on Spanish Flat Loop Road.  

In 1988, the Napa County Board of Supervisors, by resolution, took control of the MPCD and now sits as the MPCD Board of Trustees (BOT). The BOT appointed the Director of Public Works as MPCD Manager and appointed a five-member Advisory Committee to consult with the BOT on maintenance and administrative issues. The Committee members serve four-year staggered terms.

The MPCD is a member of the California Association of Public Cemeteries. State and BOT laws govern the MPCD. The California Department of Consumer Affairs governs public cemetery districts through the California Health & Safety Code laws.

Advisory Committee Members:

MPCD Advisory Committee 
NameTerm Expires
Patrick Scribner (Chair)12/31/2022
Mary J. Carpenter (Vice Chair)12/31/2020
Janice Gauthier 12/21/2022
Darlene Carpenter12/31/2020
Daniel G. McQueeney12/31/2020

Committee Meetings


  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of February and August
  • Location: Room 201, County Administration Building, 1195 Third Street, Napa.


Special meetings of the Advisory Committee may be called in conformance with the Brown Act, including 24-hour notice of the meeting posted at the regular meeting location.

Agendas and Minutes