Stafford Borough Council Cemetery and Crematorium Rules and Regulations

Important - Please Note

It is very important for you to provide accurate information on any of our forms. In some instances it is an offence to wilfully make a false statement to obtain any service that we currently offer.

Through the process of normal cemetery management it may be necessary, at a later date, to excavate a grave space adjacent to the one you have purchased. This means we have no alternative but to mound soil on your grave space. Wherever possible access will be available to the head of the grave and you should only be inconvenienced for a maximum of 72 hours (more often only 24 hours).

We apologise should this situation affect you in the future, but assure you there is at present no alternative.

The Exclusive Right of Burial and interment fees are multiplied by two and a half:

(i)  When the deceased is not a resident or Council taxpayer of the Borough of Stafford. However, if the deceased lived in the Borough for the majority of their life but took up residence outside the Borough boundary in a residential or nursing home registered by National Care Standards within two years of the death, they may be exempt. In this case the family is to provide the relevant information for claiming this exception to this burial authority and the manager's decision is final.

(ii)  When the burial rights are pre-purchased by anyone who is not a resident or Council taxpayer of the Borough of Stafford.


The regulations shall apply to Stafford Crematorium and to cemeteries at Tixall Road, Eccleshall Road, Stone and any other cemetery or crematorium which may be established by or come under the control of Stafford Borough Council after the adoption of these regulations.

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