Fees

Current Fees

Cremation and burial fees

Cremation (VAT exempt)
A baby not exceeding twelve months No Fee
A child exceeding twelve months but not exceeding eighteen years
(this fee includes £20 for medical referee fees)
£270
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds eighteen years
(this fee includes £20 for medical referee fees and £52 environmental surcharge)
£750
After post mortem remains £150

The above includes: scattering of cremated remains within our gardens of remembrance at an unreserved time; certificate of cremation; use of organ (own organist to be arranged); use of chapel (20 minutes), waiting room, recorded music (in and out only) and all attendance after coffin is placed on catafalque by funeral director.

Additional Charges (VAT exempt)
Postage of cremated remains, including postal urn (UK only) £45
Scattering of cremated remains at a reserved time £45
Extended use of crematorium chapel (20 minutes) £100
Medical referee fees £20
Environmental surcharge £52

 

Urns
Wooden casket £50
Plastic urn £15
Metal urn £40
Baby urn £10

 

Interments (VAT exempt)
A baby not exceeding twelve months No Fee
A child exceeding twelve months but not exceeding eighteen years £250
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds eighteen years £710
Interment of cremated remains £150

For the interment in a grave in respect of which the exclusive right of burial HAS NOT been granted, the fees will be trebled where the person interred is not a resident of the Borough of Darlington at the time of death. For an interment in a grave which the exclusive right of burial HAS been granted. The fees will be doubled where the person interred is not a resident of the Borough of Darlington at the time of death.

Exclusive Burial Rights (VAT exempt)
Exclusive right of burial for a period of 50 years
(Double depth graves are excavated unless single sites are specifically requested)
£750

This fee will be doubled if purchased by a non resident of Darlington prior to an interment

Additional charges
Exhumation of a body (excluding re-interment) £1500
Exhumation of cremated remains (excluding re-interment) £350
Scattering cremated remains on a grave £45
Use of West cemetery chapel £100
Indemnity form (including issue of duplicate grant of right of burial) £45
Interment of after post mortem remains £150
Initial grave maintenance charges (traditional sites only) £50
Annual grave maintenance (traditional sites only) £36

 

Cemetery memorial rights
Permit to erect headstone/memorial in accordance with current regulations £195
Kerbs - traditional sites only £100
Vase - with inscription £80
- which does not include a surname or date
(This is the only option available for unpurchased sites)
No fee
Additional inscription £80

In addition to the above a charge may be made for work done by the cemetery Staff for setting out and any other work connected with erection of memorials.

The right to erect or place a memorial on a grave or vault can only be carried out in respect of gravesites where the exclusive right of burial has been granted. The charges include i) checking of paperwork and issuing of a memorial grant; ii) inspection of memorials periodically to ensure stability and safety to other cemetery users.

The fees will be doubled if the memorial is for a person who was a non resident at time of death.

Memorial fees

Book of remembrance
Single entry (2 lines) £70
Double entry (3 or 4 lines) £110
Each additional line £25
Five lines of text with coat of arms/floral emblem £250

More information about the book of remembrance

Memorial cards
Charge per card with a 2 line inscription £20
Charge per card with a 3 or 4 line inscription £27
Each additional line £5
Coat of Arms or Floral Emblem £60
Personal Photographs - set up £40
Additional Photographs - after set up £10

 

Miniature memorial books
Charge per book with a 2 line inscription £70
Charge per book with a 3 or 4 line inscription £77
Each additional line £5
Coat of Arms or Floral Emblem £60
Personal Photographs - set up £40
Additional Photographs - after set up £10

 

Triptych
Charge per book with a 2 line inscription £65
Charge per book with a 3 or 4 line inscription £72
Each additional line £5
Coat of Arms or Floral Emblem £60
Personal Photographs - set up £40
Additional Photographs - after set up £10

 

Memorial plaque and Planter
Option7 years14 years21 years
Wall (3 lines) - relief £245 £365 £465
Wall (3 lines) - gold £305 £425 £525
Planter (3 lines) £365 £485 £585
Wall (6 lines) - relief £365 £485 £585
Wall (6 lines) - gold £420 £540 £640
Replacement plaques - 3 Line red/black relief £145
Replacement plaques - 3 Line black/gold £205
Replacement plaques - 6 Line red/black Relief £215
Replacement plaques - 6 Line black/gold £270

 

Memorial kerb vase
New kerb vases (children's garden of remembrance only) £470
Replacement flower holders £5
Replacement kerb vase plaques £270

Methods of Payment

CASH, CHEQUE, CREDIT CARD, DEBIT CARD, POSTAL ORDER OR GIRO
In person –  Customer Contact Centre, Town Hall, Darlington
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
By post - Payment should be made by crossed cheque or postal order and payable to Darlington Borough Council. If credit card payment is preferable then please complete the form below. Completed applications can then be posted to:
Cemetery & Crematorium Manager, Town Hall, Darlington. DL1 5QT
Darlington DL1 5RF
Fees and payment form [pdf document]