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Burial and cremation fees

Burial and cremation fees include VAT where applicable and are valid from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020.

You can check our fees below or download burial and cremation fees 2019 - 2020 (PDF - 164KB)

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
£608 £1,908
Type B grave
(suitable for two burials or cremated remains)
£293 £928  
Type C grave - when available (suitable for cremated remains only) £177 £556
Fee for grant £52 £84
Fee for duplicate £84 £168
Fee for registration of transfer, probate or succession £84 £168

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)
Belfast resident aged 17 or under
First opening of a grave
£439 £878 £1,317 £1,380 £0
Second opening of a grave or other subsequent openings £340 £680 £1,020 £1,064 £0
Burial of cremated remains in a grave £84 £168 £252 £262 £0
Saturday and public holiday levy for burial in a new or existing grave £184 £184 £184 £184 £0
Saturday and public holiday levy for burial of cremated remains in a new or existing grave  £92 £92 £92  £92 £0
Exhumation  £4,278
Opening of a vault
Price on request
Opening of a grave to check if a burial can take place
£177

£556

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 Price
Administration fee (grave search, additional inscription, memorial safety) £17
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.
£74
For consolidated ground, where there is an existing headstone £105
Surround only: for unconsolidated ground, where there is an existing headstone
£310
Type no 1: for consolidated ground Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) £156
Type no 1A: for unconsolidated ground Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) (2 piers - 9") (225mm) £273
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) £256
Type no 2A: for unconsolidated ground Foundations 4'6" x 18" x 9" (1350 x 450 x 225mm) £588
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) £687
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) £409
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) £635
Type V: 4'0" x 1'0" x 9" (1200 x 300 x 225mm) £199
Type VI: 8'0" x 1'0" x 1'3" (2400 x 300 x 375mm) £393

Maintenance of graves 

Price list for maintenance of graves

Type Price
Clipping grass on a turfed grave (per year) £42
Weeding graves which are covered with stone chippings (per year) £47 
Providing soil £47
Sowing with grass seed £47
Covering graves with concrete £179
Recovering graves with concrete after the burial of cremated remains

£94

 

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

Size of area Price
3'x 3' grave without a headstone (planting at the head of a grave) £52
3' x 1'7" grave with a headstone (planting at the head of a grave) £37

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)
Price
Spring or summer season  £131
Full year (including spring and summer)  £184

 

Graves will be planted with seasonal plants.

Genealogy Price
Administration Fee(Grave Search/Additional Inscription Memorial Safety)  £17

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 (aged 17 or under) No charge No charge
Adult (aged 18 or above) £392 £642
Hospital cremations £108 £209
Saturday and public and council holiday levy (adult aged 18 or above) £183 £183
Saturday and public and council holiday levy (child aged 17 or under)
No charge No charge 
Duplicate/additional cremation certificate or copy documentation requested £17

£17

Cremated remains

Type  Belfast residents  Non-Belfast residents  Belfast resident aged 17 or under 
Fee for removal and re-burial (including casket) £177 £350 £0
Fee for removal (including casket)  £167 £329 £0
Interment of cremated remains at a memorial tree  £83 £167 £0
Saturday and public holiday levy for a burial of cremated remains at a memorial tree  £92 £92 £0

Price list for memorial options

Type of memorial Price
Hire of Crematorium funeral church for additional service time (maximum 30 minutes) £89 
Hire of Crematorium funeral church per 30 minute memorial service only (maximum one hour)  £89
Woodland copse (with granite memorial) £407
Tree plaque (up to 105 letters) £89
Tree plaque (up to 300 letters) £162
Memorial seat £1,186
Memorial seat plaque only
£162
Single urn in Columbarium (25 year lease) £386
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) £767
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) £308

Price list for dispersal options

Price list for dispersal options All residents Belfast reside aged 17 or under
Burial or scattering of cremated remains (if cremation took place at City of Belfast Crematorium) No
charge
No charge
Burial or scattering of cremated remains if cremation took place elsewhere
£94 £0
Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place at City of Belfast Crematorium) £32 £0
Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place elsewhere) £94 £0

Price list for Book of Remembrance entries

Type of entry Price
Charge per line (two lines minimum)  £32
Badge  £78
Coat of arms £152
Copies of entries 50% of original charge

Price list for columbarium inscription costs

Type of inscription Price
Up to 60 letters £204
Each additional letter £2 per letter
Emblems Price available upon request

Price list for music 

Type of music Price
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