Cost of memorials and plaques

Fees and charges: includes the price of memorials in both cemeteries and crematoriums.


Memorials in cemeteries

Apply for a permit to erect a memorial with inscription

Contact an accredited monumental mason to obtain a form.

Monumental masons

Apply for a memorial kerbstone or plaque in a cemetery

Download the form and send to us

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Paperclip There is a fee of £55 to be sent with your application. This is in addition to the price of your memorial.

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After you've applied

The plaque will be supplied and fixed by Kirklees Council up to 28 days after your application is received, unless it is a public baby grave in which more than one baby is buried. In this case plaques are not placed on the grave until the last baby is buried there.

Having your memorial erected in a cemetery

  • Only accredited masons can undertake memorial work in accordance with the National Association of Memorial Masons Code of Working Practice.
  • Memorials must be prepared ready for fixing before being taken into the cemetery.
  • The foundation of memorials must not be visible above the ground.
  • Memorials must be fixed in line with adjoining memorials.
  • On a lawn type grave any vase must be incorporated in the base of the memorial.
  • The mason is responsible for paying for any damage caused by their work.

Memorials in crematoriums

Apply for a memorial in a crematorium

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After you've applied

We will send the relevant forms for you to complete and arrange to take payment details.