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Burial and cremation fees

  • Introduction

    Burial and cremation fees are valid from 1 April 2020. 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 telephoning 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 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. 

     

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