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Fees

Cremation and burial fees April 2021 - April 2022

Cremation and burial fees
Service Fee
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)
No fee
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds eighteen years
(this fee includes £22 for medical referee fees and £58 environmental surcharge)
£930
After post mortem remains £200

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); also use of Chapel (20 minutes), music engine and all attendance after coffin is placed on catafalque by Funeral Director.

Additional cremation and burial charges

Additional charges
Service Charge
Scattering of cremated remains at a reserved time £45
Extended use of crematorium chapel (20 minutes) £100
Medical referee fees £22
Environmental surcharge £58
Live webcast £48
Live webcast & 28 days availability £54
DVD/Blu Ray/USB copy £60
Additional copies £30

 

Urn charges 

Urn charges
Urn Fee
Biodegradable Urn £80
Wooden casket £50
Plastic urn (Postal carton) £20
Metal urn £40
Baby urn £10
Baby box £3

 

Interment charges

Interment charges
Service Charge
A baby not exceeding twelve months No Fee
A child exceeding twelve months but not exceeding eighteen years No fee
A person whose age at the time of death exceeds eighteen years £930
Interment of cremated remains £200

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 charges

Exclusive burial charges
Service Charges
Exclusive right of burial for a period of 50 years
(Double depth graves are excavated unless single sites are specifically requested)
£950
Half plot (for cremated remains) £475
Quarter plot (for cremated remains or baby) £240

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

Additional exclusive burial charges

Additional charges
Service Charges
Exhumation of a body (excluding re-interment) £2000
Exhumation of cremated remains (excluding re-interment) £500
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 £200
Initial grave maintenance charges (traditional sites only) £50
Annual grave maintenance (traditional sites only) £37

 

Cemetery memorial rights 

Memorial rights
Service Charges
Permit to erect headstone/memorial in accordance with current regulations £220
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:
    checking of paperwork and issuing of a memorial grant;
  • inspection of memorials periodically to ensure stability and safety to other cemetery users.

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

Memorial fees April 2021 - April 2022

Book of remembrance charges

Book of remembrance charges
Options Charges
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 card charges

Memorial card charges
Memorial type Charges
Charge per card with a 2 line inscription £25
Charge per card with a 3 or 4 line inscription £30
Each additional line £5
Coat of Arms or Floral Emblem £70
Personal Photographs - set up £50
Additional Photographs - after set up £10

 

Miniature memorial book charges

Miniature memorial book charges
Memorial type Charges
Charge per book with a 2 line inscription £80
Charge per book with a 3 or 4 line inscription £85
Each additional line £5
Coat of Arms or Floral Emblem £70
Personal Photographs - set up £50
Additional Photographs - after set up £10

 

Triptych charges 

Triptych charges
Triptych options Charges
Charge per book with a 2 line inscription £67
Charge per book with a 3 or 4 line inscription £72
Each additional line £5
Coat of Arms or Floral Emblem £70
Personal Photographs - set up £50
Additional Photographs - after set up £10

 

Memorial plaque and planter charges

Memorial plaque or planter charges
Option 7 years 14 years 21 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 case charges

Memorial kerb vase charges
Kerb vase options Charges
New kerb vases (children's garden of remembrance only) £470
Replacement flower holders £5
Replacement kerb vase plaques £300

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]