Burial or interment of cremated remains is relatively straight forward.

You need somewhere to place the cremated remains

If you already have an existing grave, garden of rest plot or sanctum you need the deed and the permission of the living grave owner.

You may need to Transfer ownership of a grave.

Otherwise you need to Buy a grave, garden of rest plot or sanctum

The cremated remains must be in a biodegradable casket

It must be marked with the full name of the deceased and their age at the time of death.

The container supplied by our own crematoriums is suitable, or you can purchase a wooden casket from ourselves.

You can also purchase one from a funeral director or via the internet.

Many materials are available, such as traditional wooden caskets, wicker, felt or cardboard.

Fees and charges

Bereavement Services fees and charges

  • Pay by debit or credit card: Phone 01484 456999 (option 3)
  • Or
  • Send us a cheque payable to Kirklees Council addressed to the Cemeteries Office
  • Or
  • Pay in person by chip and pin or cheque at the Cemeteries Office during office hours.

Complete a Notice of Interment

  • We must receive this form and other relevant paperwork at least 48 work hours prior to the service time. This is to check it is correct and make any amendments prior to the funeral.
  • We prefer it if you send them attached to an email.
  • You can then give the originals (with any outstanding payment) to the Registrar before the service starts in the cemetery.

How to complete a Notice of Interment

Download the form and send it to us

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes.

Paperclip You must also send us the cremation certificate that was supplied by the crematorium.

You must know the exact external measurements of the container prior to the preparation of the grave or plot.

Download form

After you've sent the Notice of Interment to us

You must arrange the date of burial or interment.

Arranging the date of burial or interment

Contact Bereavement Services first to book a time and date for the burial or to give us the cremated remains.

Appointments (subject to availability) are between:

  • 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 9:30am to 1:30pm on a Friday.

Decide if you want a service and if so, contact a relevant minister or celebrant and let us know, or you may wish to proceed without.

What to expect on the day

At the agreed time you will be met at the grave side by the Kirklees Registrar.

They will have made the necessary checks on the preparation of the grave and will check the details on the casket match the paperwork supplied.

It is for the family to decide who will place the cremated remains in the plot.

After any service, the grave can be backfilled or sanctum closed while you are in attendance or this can be completed after you leave the cemetery.

The Registrar will ensure that the grave is left in a secure and tidy condition prior to leaving the cemetery.

When they return to the office, will ensure that all records are updated accordingly and the deed returned to the registered grave owner.