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Burial and cremation fees

Burial and cremation fees include VAT where applicable and are valid from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019.

You can check our fees below or download burial and cremation fees 2018-2019 (PDF - 158KB)

Contact us for more information.

Bereavement Services office

Our Bereavement Services office is now located on the Ground Floor, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP.

Our telephone number is 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
£595 £1,867
Type B grave
(suitable for two burials or cremated remains)
£287 £908  
Type C grave - when available (suitable for cremated remains only) £173 £544
Fee for grant £51 £82
Fee for duplicate £82 £164
Fee for registration of transfer, probate or succession £82 £164

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
£429 £858 £1,287 £1,350
Second opening of a grave or other subsequent openings £333 £666 £999 £1,041
Burial of cremated remains in a grave £82 £164 £246 £256
Saturday and public holiday levy for burial in a new or existing grave £180 £180 £180 £180
Saturday and public holiday levy for burial of cremated remains in a new or existing grave  £90 £90 £90  £90
Exhumation  £4,186
Opening of a vault
Price on request
Opening of a grave to check if a burial can take place
£173

£544

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

All residents 

Administration fee (grave search, additional inscription, memorial safety) £16
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.
£72
For consolidated ground, where there is an existing headstone £103
Surround only: for unconsolidated ground, where there is an existing headstone
£303
Type no 1: for consolidated ground Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) £152
Type no 1A: for unconsolidated ground Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) (2 piers - 9") (225mm) £267
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) £246
Type no 2A: for unconsolidated ground Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) £575
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) £672
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) £400
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) £621
Type V: 4'0" x 1'0" x 9" (1200 x 300 x 225mm) £195
Type VI: 8'0" x 1'0" x 1'3" (2400 x 300 x 375mm) £385

Maintenance of graves 

Price list for maintenance of graves

Type All residents 
Clipping grass on a turfed grave (per year) £41
Weeding graves which are covered with stone chippings (per year) £46
Providing soil £46
Sowing with grass seed £46
Covering graves with concrete £175
Recovering graves with concrete after the burial of cremated remains

£92

 

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

Size of area All residents
3'x 3' grave without a headstone (planting at the head of a grave) £51
3' x 1'7" grave with a headstone (planting at the head of a grave) £36

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)
All residents
Spring or summer season  £128
Full year (including spring and summer)  £180

 

Graves will be planted with seasonal plants.

Genealogy  All residents 
Administration Fee(Grave Search/Additional Inscription Memorial Safety)  £16

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) £164 £313
Adult (aged 16 or above) £380 £626
Hospital cremations £106 £205
Saturday and public holiday levy for cremations £180 £190
Duplicate/additional cremation certificate or copy documentation requested £16

£16

Cremated remains

Type  Belfast residents  Non-Belfast residents 
Fee for removal and re-burial (including casket) £174 £344
Fee for removal (including casket)  £164 £323 
Interment of cremated remains at a memorial tree  £82  £164
Saturday and public holiday levy for a burial of cremated remains at a memorial tree  £90 £90

Price list for memorial options

Type of memorial All
residents
Hire of Crematorium funeral church for additional service time (maximum 30 minutes) £87 
Hire of Crematorium funeral church per 30 minute memorial service only (maximum one hour)  £87 
Woodland copse (with granite memorial) £400
Tree plaque (up to 105 letters) £87
Tree plaque (up to 300 letters) £159
Memorial seat £1,165
Memorial seat plaque only
£159
Single urn in Columbarium (25 year lease) £374
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) £749
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) £303

Price list for dispersal options

Price list for dispersal options All residents
Burial or scattering of cremated remains (if cremation took place at City of Belfast Crematorium) No
charge
Burial or scattering of cremated remains if cremation took place elsewhere
£92
Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place at City of Belfast Crematorium) £31
Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place elsewhere) £92

Price list for Book of Remembrance entries

Type of entry All residents
Charge per line (two lines minimum)  £31
Badge  £77
Coat of arms £149
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 £200
Each additional letter £1.49 per letter
Emblems Price available upon request

Price list for music 

Type of music All residents
Use of organ No charge
Recorded music No charge

Notes, and conditions, apply to certain charges detailed above. Clarification, in relation to charges and definition of grave / memorial types can be obtained from the Bereavement Services office on 028 9027 0296. 


Contact us
Cemeteries and Crematorium Central Office
028 9027 0296
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP