Deaths, burials and cremations

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Death certificates

You can order a certificate online.

Item Collection or delivery Cost
Standard certificate In person at the Register Office at the time of registration £11
Standard or short certificate 24-hour next day service – includes first class post, if needed £35
15-day standard service – includes second class post, if needed £11
Additional postage and packaging First class recorded delivery £3.60
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £10

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply:

  • £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 Cost
Part 1: Burials
A. Burial in a grave
Buried or cremated remains of persons up to 16 years-old No charge
Persons aged 18 years-old and over £719
Cremated remains in a full size grave £362
B. Exclusive right of burial, including registration
In a full size grave – lawn section £882
In a full size grave – traditional grave or Muslim grave £1,811
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 £372
Interment of ashes £362
B. Cremated remains memorial gardens section
Includes plaque for 7 years and loose burial of ashes £276
Erection of memorial plaque only for 7 years – no ashes to bury £215
Renewal of 7 year subscription with existing plaque £141
Renewal of 7 year subscription with replacement plaque £215
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has more than 4 years to run £178
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has less than 4 years to run £252
Replacement kerb plaque £83
Part 3: Right to place or erect monuments, gravestones or tablets, with inscriptions
Monument or gravestone, including first inscription, for a traditional grave £251
Monument or gravestone, including first inscription, for a lawn grave £205
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 £178
Each inscription after the first £89
Permit to carry out any work on a headstone £85
Part 4: Transfer and search fees
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee for registering the transfer and endorsing the deed £85
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee where a statutory declaration is needed £114
Fee for search of historical records £27
Part 5: Other memorials
Burial of a second set of ashes for existing memorial trees – new trees are no longer available £362
Memorial bench £1,877, includes standard VAT
Additional plaque £196, includes standard VAT