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Cemeteries and Crematoria Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges in Respect of the Municipal Cemeteries and Crematoria with effect from 1st January 2014


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Interments

1. Interment in an earthen grave where the Exclusive Right of Burial was granted prior to 1 April 1993, (unless an interment has taken place in the grave since this date, when the fee at 2(iii) applies.

i

Stillborn child or child at the time of death aged 14 years or younger

£144.00

ii

Organs and other body parts removed in the course of a post mortem examination

£144.00

iii

Person at the time of death aged 15 years or older

£1,049.00

2. Interment in an earthen grave where the Exclusive Right of Burial was granted after 1 April 1993

i

Stillborn child or child at the time of death aged 14 years or younger

£144.00

ii

Organs and other body parts removed in the course of a post mortem examination

£144.00

iii

Person at the time of death aged 15 years or older

£641.00

3. Interment in an earthen grave where an Exclusive Right of Burial has not been granted.

i

Stillborn child or child at the time of death aged 14 years or younger

£144.00

ii

Organs and other body parts removed in the course of a post mortem examination

£144.00

iii

Person at the time of death aged 15 years or older

£641.00

(1i, 2i, 3i, includes non viable foetal remains).

The fees indicated above will be increased when the interment is of a coffin or casket exceeding 24" (60.96cm) in width (including opened handles).


4. Interment in a walled grave or vault where an Exclusive Right of Burial has been granted

i

Stillborn child or child at the time of death aged 14 years or younger

£442.00

ii

Person at the time of death aged 15 years or older

£1,575.00

iii Construction of a walled grave or vault (price on application)

Where requests are received for the construction of a walled grave, the Department will receive quotations and charge the full cost plus 12% to cover administrative overheads.

Concrete Vaults

iv

a vault to accept a coffin/casket up to 7 feet (213.36cm) long by 30" (76.20cm) wide Concrete Liner

£1,200.00

v

a vault to accept a coffin/casket up to 3 feet (91.44 cm) long by 20" (50.80cm) wide Concrete Liner

£596.00

Interment in an earthen grave where the Exclusive Right of Burial was granted prior to 1 April 1993, (unless an interment has taken place in the grave since this date).

vi

Person at the time of death aged 15 years or older

£1,575.00

A 12% administration fee is also added to the cost detailed above.

vii

When two interments take place at the same time an additional administration fee will be charged

£116.00

viii

Interment of cremation ashes of a Stillborn Child, or child at the time of death aged 14 years or younger in a grave or vault (exclusive Right of Burial granted).

£144.00

ix

Interment of cremation ashes in a grave or vault (Exclusive Right of Burial granted).

£187.00

x

Interment of cremation ashes in a Columbarium unit (includes the first inscription) Lodge Hill Cemetery

£220.00

xi

Scattering of cremation ashes on a grave (Exclusive Right of Burial granted) when cremation took place at a crematorium other than Yardley, Sutton Coldfield or Lodge Hill.

£95.00

xii Witness scattering of cremation ashes on a grave where cremation takes place at Yardley, Sutton Coldfield or Lodge Hill Crematorium. £42.00

Part II Exclusive Right of Burial

1. Earthen graves and Walled graves/vaults. (Exclusive Rights of Burial for a period of 75 years to a maximum depth of 9 feet where practicable) with the option to renew such Rights on the terms then prevailing for a similar Grant. As from 1st May 2005, this fee also includes the right to place and maintain a memorial on the grave. Such rights to expire co-terminus with the Exclusive Right of Burial. Residential (Excluding Lodge Hill Cemetery).


i

Standard grave (to accept coffin/casket up to 30" (76.20cm) in width).

Grave to accept coffin/casket over 30" in width, where practicable, the above fee will increase pro rata.

£2,115.00

£2,647.00

ii

Standard grave (Lawn Type) with concrete header

Grave to accept coffin/casket over 30" in width, where practicable, the above fee will increase pro rata.

£2,306.00

£2,882.00

iii

Child's grave maximum size for coffin/casket 3'6" (106.68cm) x 2'6" (76.20cm)

£1,164.00

iv

Child's grave (Lawn Type) with concrete header.

£1,237.00

v

Earthen grave for cremation ashes 2'(60.96cm) x 2'6" (76.20cm)

£623.00

vi Earthen grave for cremation ashes with concrete header (to accept four caskets of remains) £915.00
vii

Earthen grave for cremation ashes with concrete header (to accept two caskets of remains)

£736.00

The sums indicated in Part II, 1(i, ii, iii, iv, v) only will be increased as follows: (Excluding Lodge Hill Cemetery)

i

Standard Grave

Grave to accept coffin/casket over 30" in width, where practicable, the above fee will increase pro rata.

£5,650.00

£7,067.00

ii

Standard Grave (Lawn Type) with concrete header

Grave to accept coffin/casket over 30" in width, where practicable, the above fee will increase pro rata.

£6,156.00

£7,696.00

iii

Childs grave (coffin/casket 3'6" (106.68cm) x 2'6" (76.20cm)

£3,108.00

iv

Childs grave (Lawn Type) with concrete header

£3,303.00

v

Earthen grave for cremation ashes 2'(60.96cm) x 2'6" (76.20cm)

£1,666.00

vi Earthen grave for cremation ashes with concrete header (to accept four caskets of remains) £2,442.00
vii

Earthen grave for cremation ashes with concrete header (to accept two caskets of remains)

£1,965.00

when:

a) The person to be interred was not a resident of the Metropolitan District of Birmingham at the time of death (out of Parish)

b) In the case of a stillborn child, where neither parent is a resident of the Metropolitan District of Birmingham at the time of birth.

c) The Burial Rights are pre-purchased by a person who is not a resident of the Metropolitan District of Birmingham.

Burial Rights will not be regarded as pre-purchased if the first person to be interred died before or within 14 days of application being made for the purchase of such Rights.

Transfer of ownership and subsequent registering of an existing exclusive Right of Burial to a person who is a non resident of Birmingham (except where original Exclusive Right of Burial is owned by a non resident of Birmingham)

Standard Grave
Grave to accept coffin casket over 30" in width, where practicable,
the above fee will increase pro rata.

£3,536.00
£4,420.00
Standard grave (Lawn type) with concrete header
Grave to accept coffin casket over 30" in width, where practicable,
the above fee will increase pro rata.
£3,851.00
£4,812.00
Child's grave (coffin/casket 3'6" (106.68cm) x 2'6" (76.20cm) £1,944.00
Child's grave (Lawn type) with concrete header £2,066.00
Earthen grave for cremated ashes £1,043.00
Earthen grave for cremation ashes (with concrete header) for 4 £1,529.00
Earthen grave for cremation ashes (with concrete header) for 2 £1,230.00

Exclusive Right of Burial at Re-opened Lodge Hill Cemetery

Exclusive rights of burial for a period of 75 years with the option to renew on the terms then prevailing for a similar grant, including the Deed of Grant and all expenses thereof.

As of the 1st May 2005 this fee also includes the right to place and maintain a memorial on the grave. Such rights to expire co-terminus with the Exclusive Right of Burial.

Standard Grave (Lawn Type)
£2,678.00

The sums indicated above for exclusive Right of Burial will be as follows:
Standard Grave (Lawn Type)
£6,199.00
when:

a) The person to be interred was not a resident of the Metropolitan District of Birmingham at the time of death (out of Parish)

b) In the case of a stillborn child, where neither parent is a resident of the Metropolitan District of Birmingham at the time of birth.

c) The Burial Rights are pre-purchased by a person who is not a resident of the Metropolitan District of Birmingham.

Burial Rights will not be regarded as pre-purchased if the first person to be interred died before or within 14 days of application being made for the purchase of such Rights.

Part II (a) Above Ground Cremated Remains Vaults

i Sanctum Vault (single cremated remains vault) - 15 year lease - Includes posy vase and first inscription of up to 80 letters
£1,257.00
ii Sanctum Vault (single cremated remains vault) - 25 year lease - Includes posy vase and first inscription of up to 80 letters

£1,757.00

iii Walled Sanctum Unit - Wall type cremated remains vault - 15 year lease - Includes posy vase first inscription of up to 80 letters £1,157.00
iv Walled Sanctum Unit - Wall type cremated remains vault - 25 year lease - Includes posy vase first inscription of up to 80 letters £1,657.00
v Second inscription (up to 80 letters) £213.00
vi Replacement Facia (Residual of lease)

£322.00

vii Small Motif £87.00
viii Medium Motif £196.00
ix Large Motif from £300.00
x Bespoke Motif (price on application)
xi Ceramic Photo £104.00
xii Additional Letters (each) £2.00
xiii Curved Sanctum Vault - 15 year lease - Includes posy vase first inscription of up to 80 letters (Lodge Hill only) £1,507.00
xiv Curved Sanctum Vault - 25 year lease - Includes posy vase first inscription of up to 80 letters (Lodge Hill only) £1,807.00
xv Panorama Cremated Remains Vault - 15 year lease - Includes posy vase first inscription of up to 80 letters (Yardley only) £1,207.00
xvi Panorama Cremated Remains Vault - 25 year lease - Includes posy vase first inscription of up to 80 letters (Yardley only) £1,707.00

Part III Memorial and Inscriptions (as defined within the Rules and Regulations in Respect of the Municipal Cemeteries).

1. Charge for the Right to erect or place a memorial on a grave or vault. (Where an Exclusive Right of Burial has been granted prior to 1st May 2005).


i

A traditional type memorial (headstone and kerbs)

£235.00

ii

A lawn type memorial (headstone only)

£179.00

iii

A lawn type memorial (concrete header)

£297.00

iv

A lawn type memorial on a child's grave

£94.00

v

A memorial vase where no other memorial has been erected

£81.00

vi

A lawn tablet for Cremation Ashes section

£94.00

The above fees only include the first inscription

vii

Each inscription after the first - (up to two names may be included upon application)

£64.00

viii

Additional inscription on a Columbarium Unit

£220.00

5. Cemetery Memorialisation

i

Entry in the Baby Book of Remembrance two line entry (Witton Cemetery Only)

£86.00

ii

Baby Memorial Wall Plaque (Witton Cemetery, Sutton Coldfield Cemetery and Quinton Cemetery) (five year lease)

£144.00

iii

Baby Memorial Kerb (Witton Cemetery) (ten year lease)

£573.00

iv

Public Interment Memorial Wall Plaque with Inscribed Motif Single (Brandwood End Cemetery only)

£214.00
v Public Interment Memorial Wall Plaque with Inscribed Motif Double (Brandwood End Cemetery only) £249.00
vi Public Interment Memorial Wall Plaque with Photo Single (Brandwood End Cemetery only) £414.00
vii Public Interment Memorial Wall Plaque with Photo Double (Brandwood End Cemetery only) £452.00

viii

Temporary Grave Memorial for a period not exceeding 24 months

£69.00

ix Temporary Grave Plaque for cremated remains plot £31.00
xi

Rose Tree with plaque in rose garden (five year lease) Including name marker (where available)

£341.00

xi

Memorial Bench (to include a 2 line inscription 50 letters per line)

£1,278.00

xii Memorial Bench Plaque with Vase (five year lease) £374.00
xiii Right to place an inscription by a Memorial Tree (ten year period) £765.00
xiv Right to place an inscription by a Mature Tree (ten year period) £331.00
xv Memorial Bench Plaque (4" x 2.5"cm), 5 year lease. Up to 15 Plaques per Bench (Kings Norton Cemetery only) £101.00
Woodland Burial Memorialisation
xvi Book of Remembrance - 2 Line Entry £80.00
xvii Book of Remembrance - 5 Line Entry £149.00
xviii Book of Remembrance - 8 Line Entry £214.00
xix Book of Remembrance - Printed Copy £14.00
xx Rustic Wooden Pergola Plaque (ten year lease) £214.00
xxi Rustic Wooden Memorial Bench, including Inscription £714.00
xxii Wildlife Box Sponsorship £31.00
xxiii Seed Planter Card £5.00

6. Other Fees and Charges

i

Use of cemetery chapel including use of organ and (if required) provision of recorded music

£239.00

ii

Use of crematorium chapel (Lodge Hill, Sutton Coldfield and Yardley Crematorium when available, including organist) and (if required) provision of recorded music

£289.00

iii

Transfer of ownership and subsequent registering of an Exclusive Right of Burial. (where transfer to a resident of Birmingham)

£144.00

iv

Preparation of Indemnity upon notification of loss of an Exclusive Right of Burial

£118.00

v

Preparation of repurchase of Exclusive Right of Burial Agreement

£118.00

vi

Searching of Burial register or genealogical research per name (where approximate date of death is provided)

£13.00

vii

Certified copy of entry in Burial Register

£13.00

viii Reproduction of Deed of Exclusive Right of burial due to incorrect information being supplied on notice of interment and amendment to Statutory Registers. £59.00
ix

Late arrival/commencement - over 15 minutes (where the service overruns and results in any subsequent service commencing later than the scheduled time or results in additional costs being incurred by the Authority)

£239.00

x

For funerals more than 1 hour late in addition to previous fees

£389.00

xi

Late cancellation of funeral booking (after 10.00 hrs on the working day prior to the funeral)

£239.00

xii

Coffin Covers - at cost price plus 12% administrative overheads (price on application)


xiii

For removal and re-fixing of cremation lawn tablet (cremated remains)

£37.00

xiv

Retiling of grave (Inc. VAT)

£166.00

xv

Placing additional soil on grave (Inc. VAT)

£78.00

xvi

Subsequent turfing of grave (Inc. VAT)

£107.00

xvii

Always Remembered Grave Tending (Inc. VAT)

from £35.00

xviii

Always Remembered Anniversary Floral Tributes (price on application)


xix Various Keepsakes / Memorials (price on application)
xx Supply of "Windsor" Wood Veneer Vault Casket, including name plate £107.00
xxi Supply of "Balmoral" traditionally styled and lacquered cremated remains casket, including name plate £119.00

xxii

xxiii

Name Plate for Cremated Remains Caskets

Sending Deeds via Special Delivery

£5.00

£5.50

In cases where a replacement memorial is required within the lease period the following new fees will apply:

i

Kerb Plaque with inscribed motif

£98.00

ii

Kerb Plaque with photo plaque

£181.00

iii

Single Wall Plaque with inscribed motif

£110.00

iv

Single Wall Plaque with photo plaque

£194.00

v

Double Wall Plaque with inscribed motif

£146.00
vi Double Wall Plaque with photo plaque £231.00
Wall Columbarium (Lodge Hill Crematorium only)
vii Right to place an inscription on an existing niche or urn in the Columbarium at Lodge Hill £131.00
viii Renewal of memorial leases (price on application)


Crematoria

Part 1 - Cremation

The fees detailed below include the use of the chapel, non-witness scattering of cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance, a Certificate of Cremation (if required), provision of a temporary container when cremated remains are required for private disposal, Medical Referee's and Organist's fees and (if required) provision of recorded music

i

Stillborn child or child at the time of death aged 14 years or younger (includes non viable foetal remains)

£110.00

ii

Organs and other body parts removed in the course of a Post Mortem examination

£110.00

iii

Person at the time of death aged 15 years or older
The cremation fee includes an environmental charge of £45

£628.00

iv

Where a cremation service takes place for two adults. The cremation fee includes an environmental charge of £45.00

£967.00

v

Use of the Chapel

£289.00

vi Where the service exceeds the allotted time slot, the fee for the use of the crematorium chapel will be applied £289.00

vii

For funerals that arrive more than 1 hour late, in addition to previous fees

£393.00

viii

Late cancellation of funeral booking (after 10.00 hrs on the working day prior to the funeral)

£231.00

ix

Supply of "Windsor" wood veneer vault casket, including name plate

£107.00

x

Supply of "Balmoral" traditionally styled and lacquered cremated remains casket, including name plate

£119.00

xi Name plate for cremated remains caskets £5.00

Part 2 - Deposit of Cremated Remains

i

Temporary deposit of Cremated Remains pending arrangements for disposal, per month

£52.00

ii

Subsequent deposit of Cremated Remains in an existing niche in the Columbarium at Lodge Hill Crematorium

£988.00

iii

Scattering of Cremated Remains in the Gardens of Remembrance, when cremation took place at a crematorium other than Yardley, Sutton Coldfield or Lodge Hill Crematorium

£81.00

iv Witness scattering of cremation ashes where cremation takes place at Yardley, Sutton Coldfield or Lodge Hill Crematorium £42.00