The registered holder of the Exclusive Right of Burial Grant is the only person who can authorise a burial or the placing of a memorial on a grave. If the registered holder is deceased, the Exclusive Right of Burial Grant must be transferred before any burial (other than that of the registered holder) or memorial application can be approved.
There are a number of instances in which an Exclusive Right of Burial Grant will have to be transferred to another person or persons, for example:
- The death of the grant holder
- Wanting to place a memorial on a grave but the grant holder has died
- Wanting to add an inscription on a memorial but the grant holder has dies
- Transferring the grant into the name of another because the grant holder is elderly or ill.
In order to transfer the Exclusive Right of Burial different paperwork is required depending on the specific circumstances.
Any Exclusive Right of Burial which is transferred will be transferred for the remainder of the grant period.
Please contact the Cemetery Office for further information – telephone 01582 891428