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Q. Who may place a memorial/monument on a burial site?

In most cemeteries, the person who holds the Grant/Licence to the burial site (or if that person is the deceased, their Executor, Administrator or Authorised person) is the only person who has the authority to place a memorial on a burial site or cremation memorial site. Check with the cemetery staff first, as prior approval will be required.

Q. What types of memorials are available?

As a general rule, most memorials fall into two categories:

The style of monument permitted and any choices available should be made known when purchasing the Right to the site.

Q. I don’t know about selecting a monument. Where do I start?

It is always advisable to start by selecting a qualified Monumental Mason. You will be able to check correctness of records and be advised regarding permissible monuments. The Monumental Mason will also arrange the memorial and installation and prepare all documents for submission to the cemetery on your behalf.

Q. Why are some monuments more expensive than others?

There are many options available and prices vary considerably.

If natural stone or granite is to be used, factors such as size, uniqueness, adornments and sometimes the source of the memorial components will influence price. 

Q. Why do I need to pay a cemetery fee to place a memorial?

In most cemeteries, building a monument requires a permit.  The Monumental Mason needs to submit an “Application” or “Permit” to the Cemetery Authority, giving details and a plan of the proposed monument. The fee charged ensures some security for you by enabling the cemetery staff to:

In summary, the Cemetery Authority is looking after your interests.