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Burial and cremation fees

Burial and cremation fees include VAT where applicable and are valid from 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2016.

You can check our fees below or download burial and cremation fees 2015-2016 (PDF - 112KB)

Contact us for more information.

Relocation of the Cemeteries and Crematorium Central Office

Our Cemeteries and Crematorium Central Office moved to the Ground Floor, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP, on Tuesday 16 June 2015.

Our telephone number remains the same 028 9027 0296.

Burials

Price list for new graves and grants

 Type of grave Belfast
residents
Non-Belfast
residents
Type A grave
(full depth) - available at Roselawn Cemetery only
£570 £1,795
Type B grave
(suitable for two burials or cremated remains)
£275 £870  
Type C grave - when available (suitable for cremated remains only)
£165 £520
Fee for grant £40 £80
Fee for duplicate £76 £162
Fee for registration of transfer, probate or succession £76 £162
Saturday and public holiday levy for new or existing grave £170 £170

Opening of graves and vaults 

Price list for opening graves and vaults

 Type of grave opening
Belfast residents
Non-resident double rate
Non-resident treble rate
Non-Belfast residents (graves purchased after 1 April 2012)
First opening of a grave
£410 £820 £1230 £1,290
Second opening of a grave or other subsequent openings
£320 £640 £960 £1,000
Burial of cremated remains in a grave
£78 £156 £234 £245
Saturday and public holiday levy for burial of cremated remains in a new or existing grave
£170 £170 £170 £170
Exhumation  £4,000
Opening of a vault
Price on request
Opening of a grave to check if a burial can take place
£165 £520

 

Some graves and vaults were originally sold by us at agreed double or treble rates. You can find out if this applies to your grave by calling our central office on 028 9027 0296.

Memorials  

Price list for memorials

Type of memorial

Belfast
residents

Non-Belfast
residents
Fee to erect a memorial (all cemeteries)
This is the erection fee your have to pay. You also need to pay a foundation fee for the headstone or memorial type you want to put in place and these fees are listed below.
£65 £130
For consolidated ground, where there is an existing headstone
£98 £192
Surround only: for unconsolidated ground, where there is an existing headstone
£290 £580
Type no 1: for consolidated ground
Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm)
 £145 £290
Type no 1A: for unconsolidated ground
Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) (2 piers - 9") (225mm)
£255 £510
Type no 2: for consolidated ground
Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm)
Plinth 18' x 9" x 6" (5500 x 225 x 150mm)
£235 £470
Type no 2A: for unconsolidated ground
Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm)
£550 £1,100
Type no 3: for any type of ground
Foundations 4'6" x 2' x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm)
Plinth 17' x 9" x 6" (5200 x 225 x 150mm) (6 piers - 9") (225mm)
£645 £1,290
Type no 4: for consolidated ground
Foundations 9' x 15" x 9" (2700 x 375 x 225mm)
Plinth 22'6" x 12" x 6" (6850 x 300 x 150mm)
£385 £770
Type no 4A: for unconsolidated ground
Foundations 9' x 12" x 9" (2700 x 300 x 225mm)
Plinth 22'6" x 12" x 6" (6850 x 300 x 150mm) (4 piers - 12") (300mm)
£595 £1,190
Type V: 4'0" x 1'0" x 9" (1200 x 300 x 225mm)
£185 £370
Type VI: 8'0" x 1'0" x 1'3" (2400 x 300 x 375mm)
£370 £740

Maintenance of graves 

Price list for maintenance of graves

Type Belfast
residents 
Non-Belfast
residents
Clipping grass on a turfed grave (per year) £35 £70
Weeding graves which are covered with stone chippings (per year) £35 £70
Providing soil £35 £70
Sowing with grass seed £30 £60
Covering graves with concrete £160 £320
Recovering graves with concrete after the burial of cremated remains £82 £164

 

Price list for seasonal planting (Roselawn Cemetery and graves bought after 1 February 1978 in
Belfast City Cemetery)

Size of area Belfast
residents   
Non-Belfast
residents
3'x 3' grave without a headstone (planting at the head of a
grave)
£45 £90
3' x 1'7" grave with a headstone (planting at the head of a grave) £30 £60

Soil is included in the above prices, which are for spring and summer bedding only.


Price list for seasonal planting (Dundonald Cemetery and graves bought before 1 February 1978 in
Belfast City Cemetery)

Size of area - approximately 7' x 4' (full grave below
the headstone)
Belfast
residents
Non-Belfast
residents
Spring or summer season  £100  £200
Full year (including spring and summer)  £160  £320

Cremations

Our cremation fees include the disposal of cremated remains packed for collection or scattered or buried in the Garden of Remembrance. They also include a cremation certificate.

If the deceased is a life member of the Cremation Society of Great Britain or the Cremation Assurance Friendly Society, the fee will be recovered from the society. 

Price list for cremations

Type Belfast
residents
Non-Belfast
residents
Stillborn child or child aged one or under No charge No charge
Child (under 16) £155 £300
Adult (aged 16 or above) £360 £595
Hospital cremations £100 £195
Saturday and public holiday levy for cremations £170 £170
Fee for removal and re-burial (including casket) £165 £330
Fee for removal (including casket) £155 £310
Interment of cremated remains £78 £156
Saturday and public holiday levy for burial of cremated remains £85 £85
Ecological coffin £230 £230
Hire of Crematorium funeral church for memorial services(per 30 minute services, maximum service length one hour)
£82 £82

Duplicate cremation certificates can be provided at a cost of £15.

Price list for memorial options

Type of memorial All
residents
Memorial tree (when available) £460
Woodland copse (with granite memorial) £385
Tree plaque (up to 105 letters) £80
Tree plaque (up to 300 letters) £150
Memorial seat £1,120
Memoial seat plaque only
£150
Single urn in Columbarium (25 year lease) £360
Double urn in Columbarium (25 year lease)
(When the lease of the first occupancy ends, the first urn will remain until the lease for the second occupancy ends)
£720
Urn (a number of urns, made from different materials, are available to purchase. Call 028 9027 0296 for more information).  On request
Memorial stone book tablet (up to 75 letters) £290 
Basilica memorial  £980 

 

Price list for dispersal options

Price list for dispersal options All
residents 
Burial or scattering of cremated remains (if cremation took place on-site) No
charge
Burial or scattering of cremated remains from other crematoria £85
Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place at City of Belfast   Crematorium) £30
Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place elsewhere) £85

We can send cremated remains by registered courier on request. Please contact us for fees. This service is only available in Northern Ireland.

Price list for Book of Remembrance entries

Type of entry All residents
Charge per line (two lines minimum)  £28
Badge  £70
Coat of arms £140
Copies of entries 50% of original charge

Price list for columbarium inscription costs

Price list for columbarium inscription costs All residents
Up to 60 letters £190
Each additional letter £1.40 per letter
Emblems Price available upon request

Price list for music 

Type of music All residents
Use of organ £40
Recorded music No charge
Contact us
Cemeteries and Crematorium Central Office
028 9027 0296
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP