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Burial and cremation fees

  • Fees from 1 April 2021

    Burial and cremation fees are valid from 1 April 2021. Fees include VAT where applicable.

    You can check our fees using the tables on this page.

  • Burials

    Price list for 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 office, 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 Medical Referee’s fee and disposal of cremated remains packed for collection or scattered in the Garden of Remembrance. They also include a cremation certificate for cremated remains that are to be collected. If you request a duplicate or additional cremation certificate a charge will be applied.

    Price list for cremations

    The cremation service is restricted to a time-limited Committal Service only of thirty minutes, which is ten minutes for entrance, fifteen minutes for the committal service, and five minutes egress from the Chapel with subsequent time allocated for sanitation of the Chapel following each service.

    Type Belfast residents Non-Belfast residents
    Stillborn child No charge No charge
    Child (aged 17 or under) No charge No charge
    Adult (aged 18 or above) £392 £642
    Hospital cremations (Where an infant cremation has been arranged by a Hospital Authority) £108 £209
    Retained Organs (Adult aged 18 or above) £108 £209
    Retained Organs (Child aged 17 or under) No charge No charge
    Saturday and public/council holiday levy (Child aged 17 or under) No charge No charge
    Saturday and public/council holiday levy (Adult aged 18 or above) No charge No charge
    Hire of Crematorium funeral church to extend a cremation service time slot to a maximum of 1 hour Currently not available
    Hire of Crematorium funeral church for a 30 minute memorial service only. An additional 30 minute time slot may be purchased to extend to a maximum of 1 hour Currently not available
    Cost of Duplicate/additional cremation certificate £17

    Price information for removal and reburial of cremated remains

    Type Belfast residents Non-Belfast residents Where the Deceased was a Belfast resident aged 17 or under
    Fee for removal and re-burial of cremated remains (including casket) £177 £350 No charge
    Fee for removal of cremated remains (including casket) £167 £329 No charge

    Price information for burial of cremated remains at an existing memorial tree

    Type Belfast residents Non-Belfast residents Where the Deceased was a Belfast resident aged 17 or under
    Interment of cremated remains at an existing memorial tree £83 £167 No charge
    Saturday and public/council holiday levy for interment of cremated remains at a memorial tree No charge No charge No charge

    Price information for the purchase of a new grave for burial of cremated remains – Roselawn Cemetery only

    Type of New Grave Belfast residents Non-Belfast residents
    Type A grave (full depth) £608 £1908
    Type B grave – when available (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

    Price information for opening of all grave types for burial of cremated remains 

    Type of grave opening Belfast residents Non- Resident Double Rate Non- Resident Treble Rate Non -Belfast residents (Graves purchased after 1 April 2012) Where the Deceased was a Belfast resident aged 17 or under
    Burial of cremated remains in a grave £84 £168 £252 £262 No charge
    Saturday and public/council holiday levy for burial of cremated remains in a new or existing grave No charge No charge No charge No charge No charge

    For more information please call the Bereavement Services office on 028 9027 0296.

  • Price list for memorial options

    We reserve the right to vary any inscription as may be found necessary or to refuse an inscription which is considered unsuitable. This applies to all memorial options as per the Council’s Memorial Management Policy. 

    Type of memorial Price

    Woodland copse (with granite memorial).

    Cremated remains can be scattered here and the name of your loved one, together with their date of death is engraved on a standing stone, located at the front of the copse.

    £407

    Tree plaque (up to 105 letters)

    These can be engraved with your own personalised inscription up to the maximum of 105 letters for existing memorial trees only.

    £89

    Tree plaque (up to 300 letters)

    These can be engraved with your own personalised inscription up to the maximum of 300 letters for existing memorial trees only.

    £162

    Memorial seat

    Families can buy a memorial seat with a plaque containing words of their choice to a maximum of 35 words.

    £1,186

    Memorial seat plaque only.

    Replacement plaque for an existing memorial seat to a maximum of 35 words

    £162

    Columbarium

    The columbarium enables families to place specific galvanised urns of cremated remains into special niches. There are 45 numbered niches in each unit, each with a front section which incorporates a black memorial plaque.

    Single urn in Columbarium (25 year lease)

    Cost of inurnment in a single urn in Columbarium and first inscription on plaque.

    £386

    Double urn in Columbarium (25 year lease) 

    Cost of inurnment in a double urn in Columbarium and first inscription on plaque. (When the lease of the first occupancy ends, the first urn will remain until the lease for the second occupancy ends)

    £767

    Memorial stone book tablet (up to 75 letters)

    Memorial stone books have been erected in the Garden of Remembrance at the City of Belfast Crematorium and Shankill Graveyard. There are 208 individual tablets on each book and the tablet can be engraved with wording of your choice.

    Cost of Memorial stone book tablet (up to a maximum of 75 characters). Characters include, letters numbers and punctuation. Motifs or photographs are not allowed.

    £308

    Price information for memorial urns

    A number of memorial urns, of differing materials, are available to purchase from the City of Belfast Crematorium. For more information call 028 90 448342 or email crematorium@belfastcity.gov.uk.

    Type of urns All residents
    Brecon Urns £200
    Brecon Keepsake £35
    Pillar Oak Casket £55
    Sapele Dark Casket £55
    Columbarium Metal Urn £55
    Biodegradable Green Box £10
    Small White Watermark Keepsake Box £10
    White Watermark Keepsake Box – Medium £12
    White Watermark Keepsake Box – Large £15
  • Price list for dispersal options

    Price list for dispersal options All residents Belfast residents 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 No charge
    Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place at City of Belfast Crematorium) £32 No charge
    Scattering of cremated remains in Shankill Graveyard (if cremation took place elsewhere) £94 No charge
  • Price list for Book of Remembrance entries

    The Book of Remembrance is displayed at the City of Belfast Crematorium. The pages are turned daily so that a lasting record appears at each anniversary, according to the date of death. For more information call 028 90 448342 or email crematorium@belfastcity.gov.uk.

    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
    Badge £78
    Coat of Arms £152
  • Price list for music

    Type of music Price
    Use of organ Not available
    Recorded music Not available

    Notes, and conditions, apply to certain charges detailed above. Clarification, in relation to charges and definition of grave or memorial types can be obtained from the Bereavement Services, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast BT2 8BP or you can call 028 9027 0296. 

     

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