The fees for Bereavement Services relating to burial and cremation, grave purchases and memorialisation are set annually and reviewed on 1 April each year.

The current Bereavement Services Fees and Charges, effective from 1 April 2018 are shown below:

Bereavement Services Fees and Charges 2018/19

Cemeteries

Crematoria

Memorialisation

 

Cemeteries

Interment

Interment (Monday to Friday)
Adult (16 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£910
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£115
Child (Non-viable foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£255
Body parts£85

 

Interment (Saturday 9am until 11am)

Adult (16 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£1255
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£175
Child (Non-Viable Foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£380
Body parts£125

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Non-resident interment charges

A non-resident surcharge will apply where the deceased is regarded as a non-resident of Sunderland at the time of their death. Exemptions apply in circumstances as follows:

  • where the deceased had moved to receive specialist care which was not available within the Sunderland City Council area;
  • the death occurred within three years of moving out of the city;
  • the deceased was the owner, or spouse of the owner of the grave in which the interment will take place;
  • the deceased was a serving member of the armed forces living in temporary accommodation whose family still reside in the city.

 

Non-resident interment (Monday to Friday)
Adult (16 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£1820
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£115
Child (Non-viable foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£510
Body parts£160

 

Non-resident interment (Saturday 9am until 11am)

Adult (16 years of age or over). Does not include Exclusive Rights of Burial£2510
Additional depth fee (depth to 9ft in adult grave)£175
Child (Non-viable foetus, stillborn babies, infants and children under 16 years of age). Does not include Exclusive Rights of BurialNo charge
Cremated remains£760
Body parts£250

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Exclusive rights of burial

Purchasing the Exclusive Right of Burial gives the purchaser control over further burials in the grave should space allow, and over any memorials that may be placed on the grave (following submission of an application to Sunderland City Council and approval being granted). The Exclusive Right of Burial does not grant ownership of the land. The period of the Exclusive Right of Burial is 50 years for cremated remains graves, and 100 years for full graves.

Grave purchase
Adult grave£880
Cremated remains grave (inclusive of memorial base)£880
Children's graveNo charge

 

Non resident grave purchase
Adult grave£1760
Cremated remains grave (inclusive of memorial base)£1760
Children's graveNo charge

 

Cemetery Memorials (application to be made to Sunderland City Council)

Right to erect memorial up to 3' 6"£336
Additional inscription on memorial£105
Right to erect a memorial exceeding 3' 6"£388
Right to enclose a grave for 20 year term£273
Right to erect a memorial and kerb set£504

 

Cemetery Memorials (Miscellaneous charges)

Use of the crematorium chapel£40
Service cancellation fee£215
Search fee£40

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Crematoria

Cremation

Cremation (Monday to Friday)
Adult (16 years of age or over)£700
Child (over 28 days, but under 16 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£173
Body parts£97
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£140
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£30
Environmental Protection fee£50

 

Cremation (Saturday 9am until 1pm)

Adult (16 years of age or over)£1050
Child (over 28 days, but under 16 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£262
Body parts£146
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£140
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£30
Environmental Protection fee£50

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Non-resident cremation fees

  Non-resident surcharge will apply where the deceased is regarded as a non-resident of Sunderland at the time of their death. Exemptions apply in circumstances as follows:

  • where the deceased has moved to receive specialist care which was not available within the Sunderland City Council area;
  • the death occurred within three years of moving out of the city;
  • the deceased was a serving member of the armed forces living in temporary accommodation whose family still reside in the city.
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Non- resident cremation (Monday to Friday)
Adult (16 years of age or over)£800
Child (over 28 days, but under 16 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£196
Body parts£106
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£140
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£30
Environmental Protection fee£50

 

Non- resident cremation (Saturday 9am until 1pm)

Adult (16 years of age or over)£1188
Child (over 28 days, but under 16 years of age)No charge
Child (up to 28 days, including stillborn and non-viable foetus)No charge
Hospital non-viable foetus£295
Body parts£167
Use of crematorium chapel / extended service£140
Medical Referee fee (payable in addition to cremation fee)£30
Environmental Protection fee£50

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Other fees and charges for cremation

Strewing of cremated remains (if cremation conducted at Sunderland)No charge
Strewing of cremated remains, Monday to Friday (if cremation conducted outside of Sunderland)£30
Strewing of cremated remains, Saturday (if cremation conducted outside of Sunderland)£45

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Memorialisation

Book of remembrance

Book of Remembrance
Two line entry (including the name of the deceased)£60
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased)£98
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased), with floral emblem£240
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased), with a badge or illustration£270
Five line entry (including the name of the deceased), with a coat of arms£325

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Other memorials

Internal memorial plaque in Hall of Remembrance (for period of 5 years)£310
Internal memorial plaque in Hall of Remembrance (for period of 10 years)£485
Renewal of internal memorial plaque lease for 5 year period£240
Renewal of internal memorial plaque lease for 10 year period£390

 

Small external memorial tablet in Garden of Remembrance (for period of 10 years)£455
Large external memorial tablet in Garden of Remembrance (for period of 10 years)£665
Renewal of small external memorial tablet lease for 10 year period£235
Renewal of large external memorial tablet lease for 10 year period£365

 

Memorial tree for 10 year period£665
Renewal of memorial tree lease for 10 year period£270
Memorial seat (for period of 10 years)£2750
Renewal of memorial seat lease for further 10 year period£1120

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