Deaths, burials and cremations

Fees and charges

The following fees and charges apply from 1 October 2023.

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 £4.40
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £11.60

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

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 16 years-old and over £820
Cremated remains in a full size grave £408
B. Exclusive right of burial, including registration
In a full size grave – lawn section £990
In a full size grave – traditional grave or Muslim grave £2,025
Part 2: Cremated remains burials
A. Cremated remains burial section
Exclusive right of burial for a period of 40 years £420
Interment of ashes £414
B. Cremated remains memorial gardens section
Includes plaque for 7 years and loose burial of ashes £309
Erection of memorial plaque only for 7 years – no ashes to bury £243
Renewal of 7 year subscription with existing plaque £160
Renewal of 7 year subscription with replacement plaque £243
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has more than 4 years to run £201
Additional interment of ashes and replacement plaque for a further 7 years where original subscription has less than 4 years to run £282
Replacement kerb plaque £95
Part 3: Right to place or erect monuments, gravestones or tablets, with inscriptions
Monument or gravestone, including first inscription, for a traditional grave £282
Monument or gravestone, including first inscription, for a lawn grave or cremated remains gravestone £231
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 £201
Each inscription after the first £100
Permit to carry out any work on a headstone £96
Part 4: Transfer and search fees
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee for registering the transfer and endorsing the deed £96
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial – fee where a statutory declaration is needed £129
Fee for search of historical records £32
Part 5: Other memorials
Burial of a second set of ashes for existing memorial trees – new trees are no longer available £408
Memorial bench £2,150, includes standard VAT
Additional plaque £225, includes standard VAT
Memorial tree on an open space – includes tree and plaque, with no lease period £1,500
Nepalese memorial – interment of ashes, including plaque displayed for 7 years £276
Sanctum vaults
5-year dedication £500
10-year dedication £900
20-year dedication £1,700
Tablet with inscription, up to 80 letters £400
Photo plaques £100