Maidstone Cemetery Prices

Our admin offices are based at Vinters Park Crematorium. Reception is open between 9am to 12pm on Tuesday and Thursday mornings only.  We have had to reduce opening hours to allow staff to process cremation/burial paperwork and memorial applications. Due to the high number of deaths at present our offices are incredibly busy. Outside of these hours please make an appointment by emailing us detailing your enquiry so we can ensure the right person contacts you.

Adult general and lawn section grave

Exclusive rights of burial for 30 years
Exclusive rights of burial for 60 years
Standard single depth interment/reopen fee £800 £2,400
Standard double depth interment/reopen fee £930 £2,790
Standard treble depth Interment/reopen fee £1,100 £3,300

Cremated remains graves

Exclusive rights of burial for 30 years
Exclusive rights of burial for 60 years
Interment/reopen fee – (price applies for interment of cremated remains in general or lawn grave also) £300 £780

Child graves

The Children’s Funeral Fund

You might be able to get financial help from the government to help pay for a funeral of a child. You can find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Pre 24 week gestation stillborn exclusive rights
Pre 24 week gestation stillborn interment Fee
Not issued
Not issued
Post 24 week gestation to 18 years exclusive rights
Post 24 week gestation to 18 years interment fee
Not issued
Not issued
Unpurchased grave interment fee - Single depth only £800 N/A

Other burial fees

Transfer of exclusive rights (admin fee)
To add another name to existing exclusive rights
Copy of deed of grant £60
Non-standard grave – extra digging
(Additional fee where coffin, including handles, exceeds 26” wide, and or, 82” long)
Exhumation of cremated remains £500
Exhumation of full remains Price on application

Monument permit fees

The monument permit fees are reduced by 50% for under 16 years.

Headstone (including cremated remains section) £190
Kerb stone (general section only) £190
Headstone with kerb stone (general section only) £380
Additional inscription £125

Other charges

Use of chapel for 30 minutes £375
Use of chapel for 1 hour £450


Earthing and turfing £ POA

Residents and non-residents

We have put steps in place to preserve grave space in Maidstone cemetery for residents of Maidstone. From 1 July 2022 there are different charges for residents (those that pay their Council Tax to us) and those that live outside of the borough.

Should a non-resident (someone who does not pay their Council Tax to us) wish to purchase the exclusive rights, the fees will be tripled for the purchase. The fee is also tripled for a non-resident if they wish to be buried in Maidstone cemetery.

Proof of residency is required at the time of death or the purchasing of the exclusive rights to a grave.

Exclusive Rights of burial or deed

When a plot is purchased you have purchased the Grant of Exclusive Right of burial or deed. Which means that you do not own the plot, only the rights to the plot. You can be buried here or give permission for any other burials within the plot.

Plots can have a maximum of three full burials down to 2.7 meters (9 foot) and once the plot is full, or no further burials are required. Up to eight sets of ashes may be buried. No further burials of coffins can take place once cremated remains have been buried.

The right is granted for 30 years, during that period the registered owner will have the exclusive right to request that we open the grave for the purpose of either a full coffin burial or an ashes burial. The only exception is when the registered owner of the grave dies. They have the right to be buried in the grave by permission of the next of kin or executor.

If the registered owner is buried in the plot, no further burials can take place and no changes can be made to the grave/headstone until the exclusive rights are transferred to the executor or the appropriate person, except for the deceased’s owners name being added to the existing memorial.

Please check with us on who is eligible to be the next registered owner of the grave. There can be up to four owners on a grave. Where ownership is registered in more than one name, all registered owners must sign and request to open the grave. They must also sign to approve any memorials to be placed or for any amendments to be made to an existing memorial.