Fees and charges

The fees below are for 2017/2018 and should be calculated on the grave owner's address.

Exclusive right of burial fees and charges
Exclusive right of burial Terms of purchase  Dacorum resident 
Lawn grave 9ft x 4ft  75 years £1,280.00
Lawn grave 9ft x 4ft 99 years £1,611.00
Traditional grave  75 years £1,074.00
Traditional grave 99 years £1,611.00
Brick-lined grave 75 years  £2,543.00
Brick-lined grave 99 years £3,080.00
Concrete burial chamber 75 years £2,228.00
Concrete burial chamber 99 years £2,765.00
Wood-lined burial chamber 75 years  £2,018.00
Wood-lined burial chamber  99 years £2,555.00
Child and babies' section (child from 0 to 12 years) 75 years N/A
Child and babies' section (child from 0 to 12 years) 99 years N/A 
Muslim wood-lined grave 75 years £1,756.00
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Pre-purchased exclusive right of burial
Pre-purchased exclusive right of burial Terms of purchase  Dacorum resident 
Lawn grave 75 years £2,203.00 
Lawn grave 99 years £2,649.00
Traditional grave 75 years £2,203.00
Traditional grave 99 years £2,649.00
Brick-lined grave 75 years £3,708.00
Brick-lined grave 99 years  £4,154.00
Concrete burial chamber 75 years £3,388.00
Concrete burial chamber 99 years £3,829.00
Wood-lined burial chamber 75 years £3,173.00
Wood-lined burial chamber 99 years £3,614.00
Muslim wood-lined grave 75 years £2,906.00
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Cremated remains exclusive right of burial fees
Cremated remains exclusive right of burial Terms of purchase  Dacorum resident 
Cremated remains flat tablet memorial  75 years  £472.00
Cremated remains flat tablet memorial 99 years £582.00
Cremated remains desk memorial 75 years  £472.00 
Cremated remains desk memorial 99 years £582.00
Cremated remains 2ft 6in upright memorial 75 years  £687.00
Cremated remains 2ft 6in upright memorial 99 years £797.00
Cremated remains family garden  75 years £749.00
Cremated remains family garden 99 years £969.00
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Pre-purchased cremated remains exclusive right of burial fees
Pre-purchased cremated remains exclusive right of burial  Terms of purchase  Dacorum resident 
Cremated remains flat tablet memorial  75 years £749.00
Cremated remains flat tablet memorial 99 years £969.00
Cremated remains desk memorial 75 years £749.00
Cremated remains desk memorial 99 years £969.00
Cremated remains 2ft 6in upright memorial 75 years £963.00
Cremated remains 2ft 6in upright memorial 99 years £1,356.00
Cremated remains family garden 75 years £1,190.00
Cremated remains family garden 99 years £1,741.00
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Interment fees
Interment fees (the fees below should be calculated on the deceased's address Dacorum resident 
Lawn grave (burial) £593.00
Lawn grave (burial - child) No charge 
Traditional grave £593.00
Brick-lined grave £719.00
Concrete burial chamber £593.00
Wood-lined grave £593.00
Muslim wooden-lined grave £593.00
Woodland burial including tree £724.00
Child grave (child and baby section) No charge 
Cremated remains  £199.00 
Cremated remains - double interment £399.00
Scattering of remains £52.00
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Additional fees
Additional fees  Dacorum resident 
Exclusive right of burial (deed) transfer  £65.00 
Casket fee £215.00 
Coffins/grave space over 7ft by 30inch £215.00 
Incorrect coffin sizes £37.00 
Use of chapel £82.00 
Repurchase expired lease on right of burial (75 years)  £829.00 
Repurchase expired lease on right of burial cremation plot (75 years)   £315.00
Register search (per person, per year, per cemetery) £27.00 
Exhumation (fee doesn't include re-interment, cost of diocesan faculty or ministry of justice licence) - full interment  £3,011.00 
Exhumation (fee doesn't include re-interment, cost of diocesan faculty or ministry of justice licence) - cremated remains £1,505.00 
Additional fee for out of hours interment (after 2pm Monday to Thursday, after 1pm on Friday) £278.00 
Additional fee for Saturday interment (until midday) £278.00 
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Memorial fees
Memorial fees Dacorum resident 
Headstone (new, additional or replacement) £181.00 
Child's headstone No charge 
Tablet or plaque (new, additional or replacement) £68.00 
Desktop (new, additional or replacement) £68.00
Vase (new, additional, or replacement)  £34.00 
Headstone (each inscription after the first, including memorial test fees) £125.00 
Desktops, tablets and plaques (each inscription after the first)  £45.00 
Vase (each inscription after the first)  £24.00 
Please note: All fees are pertinent to the grave owner. Non-resident fees are double.

Memorialisation fees
Memorialisation Terms of purchase  Fee 
Granite vault for cremated remains (including inscription plaque with 90 characters) 10-year lease £1,206.00 
Granite vault for cremated remains (including inscription plaque with 90 characters) 20-year lease £1,678.00 
Granite vault lease renewal 5 years  £446.00 
Leaf-shaped vault for cremated remains (single vault, including vase and inscription plaque with 50 characters) 10-year lease £892.00 
Leaf-shaped vault for cremated remains (double vault, including vase and inscription plaque with 50 characters)  10-year lease £997.00
Leaf-shaped vault renewal 5 years £262.00
Additional leaf vase
£115.00 
Second set of cremated remains placed in existing vault   £190.00 
Mushroom garden plaque 10 years £315.00 
Mushroom garden plaque renewal 5 years £204.00 

Benches fees
Benches  Terms of purchase  Fee 
Jubilee bench and installation  10-year lease  £1,107.00 
Stamford bench and installation  10-year lease  £1,212.00 
Elmwood bench and installation  10-year lease  £897.00 
Clean, inspect and stain seat (October to March)    £162.00 
Granite Buxton seat  10-year lease  £787.00 
Memorial seat extend lease  5 years  £115.00 
Barbican granite seat plaque  5-year lease  £267.00 
Barbican granite seat plaque renewal  5 years  £157.00 

Living memorials fees
Living memorials  Terms of purchase  Fee 
New tree (including granite plaque with 50 characters)  10-year lease  £729.00 
Existing tree (including granite plaque with 50 characters)  10-year lease  £939.00 
Tree renewal  5 years  £309.00 
Shrub with inscribed marker  10 years  £225.00 
Shrub renewal  5 years  £120.00 
Standard rose with inscribed marker  10 years  £278.00 
Standard rose renewal  5 years  £141.00 
Rose with inscribed marker  10 years  £225.00 
Rose renewal  5 years  £120.00 
Flower bed with inscribed marker Per year  £550.00 
Replacement marker only (rose, shrub or flower bed)    £55.00 

Other memorials fees
Other memorials  Terms of purchase  Fee 
Tring leather panel memorial  10 years  £115.00 
Tring leather panel memorial renewal  5 years  £52.00 

Markers and casket fees
Markers and caskets Fee 
Cremated remains scatter tubes  £37.00 
3ft wooden cross with name plate (burial)  £78.00 
18-inch wooden cross with name plate (cremation) £68.00 
Wooden marker with name plate £55.00 

  • All exclusive rights are sold subject to the terms and conditions stated in the rules and regulations.
  • All memorials and vaults are leased subject to the terms and conditions.
  • Errors and omissions excepted.

Contact us

For more information, please email cemeteries@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 228066.