Deaths, burials and cremations

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Death certificates

You can order a certificate online.

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: £35
24 hour next day service: £25
7 day standard service: £10
Postage and packaging Standard first class: £2
First class recorded, signed-for: £3.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day: £8.50

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.

Prices are exempt from VAT, except where stated.

Service Price
Part 1: Burials
A. Burial in a grave
Buried or cremated remains of persons up to 16 years-old No charge
Persons aged 16 years-old and over £650
Cremated remains in a full size grave £300
B. Exclusive right of burial, including registration
In a full size grave - lawn section £772.50
In a full size grave - traditional grave £1,575
Part 2: Cremated remains burials
A. Cremated remains burial section
Exclusive right of burial for a 40 year period, including registration and right to erect memorial £326
Interment of ashes £326
B. Cremated remains memorial gardens section
Includes plaque for 7 years and loose burial of ashes £231
Erection of memorial plaque only for 7 years – no ashes to bury £189
Renewal of 7 year subscription with existing plaque £126
Renewal of 7 year subscription with replacement plaque £189
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has more than 4 years to run £158
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has less than 4 years to run £220.50
Part 3: Right to place or erect monuments, gravestones or tablets, with inscriptions
Monument or gravestone, including first inscription, for a traditional grave where exclusive right of burial has been granted £220
Monument or gravestone, including first inscription, for a lawn grave where exclusive right of burial has been granted £179
Tablet, including first inscription, on a base no larger than 50cm x 45cm x 15cm for a grave where exclusive right of burial has not been granted £158
Each inscription after the first £79
Permit to carry out any work on a headstone £75
Part 4: Transfer and search fees
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee for registering the transfer and endorsing the deed £75
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee where a statutory declaration is needed £100
Fee for search of historical records £25
Part 5: Other memorials
Burial of a second set of ashes for existing memorial trees – new trees are no longer available £310
Memorial bench £1,689, includes standard VAT
Additional plaque £177, includes standard VAT