Deaths, burials and cremations

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Death certificates

Certificate Cost
Standard death certificate from registrar who registered the death. This cost applies only at the time the death is recorded by the registrar £4 (£7 after registration)
Standard death certificate from superintendent registrar 2 hour priority service: £32
24 hour next day service: £22
7 day standard service: £10
Postage and packaging Standard first class: £1.50
First class recorded, signed-for: £2.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day: £7.50

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply from 1 November 2017:

  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Fees are payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar.

Burials and funeral services

Burial charges will be doubled for those not resident in Thurrock.

Service Price including VAT
Part 1: Interment
A. In a grave
Buried or cremated remains of persons up to 16 years-old £155
Persons exceeding 16 years-old £650
Cremated remains in a full size grave £300
B. Exclusive right of burial, including registration
In a full size grave - lawn section £750
In a full size grave - traditional grave £1,500
Part 2
A. Memorial gardens section
Includes plaque for 7 years and loose interment of ashes £220
Erection of memorial plaque only for 7 years (no ashes to inter) £180
Renewal of 7 year subscription with existing plaque £120
Renewal of 7 year subscription with replacement plaque £180
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has more than 4 years to run £150
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has less than 4 years to run £210
B. Cremated remains section
Exclusive right of burial for a 40 year period, including registration and right to erect memorial £310
Interment of ashes £310
Part 3
Monuments, gravestones, tablets and monumental inscriptions
For the right to erect or place on a grave – in respect of which the exclusive right of burial has been granted – a monument, gravestone or tablet £170
For the right to erect or place on a grave – in respect of which an exclusive right of burial has not been granted – a tablet not exceeding 50cm (20") x 45cm (18") x 15cm (6") base £150
The fees indicated for Part 3 include the first inscription – for each inscription after the first £75
Part 4
Other burial fees
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee for registering the transfer and endorsing the deed £75
Interment of a second set of ashes for existing memorial trees – new trees are no longer available £310
Memorial bench £1,608, includes VAT at standard rate
Additional plaque £168, includes VAT at standard rate