Once you have agreed the design of the memorial, and the wording to be inscribed, you will need to send a completed memorial permit application form(pdf, 62KB) to us. There is an application fee to pay and your mason will advise you of this along with your estimate.
If you are the registered grave owner, you must sign a memorial permit application form to authorise work on a memorial. If the owner is deceased, and work such as renovation and/or an additional inscription to a grave is to be carried out, then the next of kin can authorise this without a transfer.
If there is no memorial on the grave, or the existing memorial is to be altered in some way, then a new owner must be registered.
Sometimes a grave may need to be re-opened and, to be able to excavate the grave, nearby memorials may need to be moved. There are several reasons for moving nearby memorials; they are:
Updated: 1 October 2014