Forms and documents available for downloading, and relevant bereavement fees and charges
Application for Cremation
The paperwork you may need to complete is outlined below.
Our Cremation instructions and music requests form is normally completed by the Funeral Director acting on your behalf. But should you wish to arrange a funeral without a Funeral Director, then this form should be completed by you. It can only have one named applicant.
If you would like to reserve chapel time for a memorial service, you can do this by downloading our application for a memorial service in Mintlyn crematorium form.
Produced by the Ministry of Justice, the following statutory paperwork is required before any cremation can take place.
A cremation can take place when all statutory paperwork has been received. It will be submitted by the funeral director or you the applicant (if not using a funeral director) by 9am three working days before the date of the service.
Cremation Form 1 - Application for Cremation of a Body of a person who has died is to be completed by the applicant for the cremation, which is usually a near relative or an executor.
All the questions on this form must be answered and all parts of the form must be completed before it is passed to the crematorium. Your Funeral Director can assist applicants in providing any information that is required.
Cremation Form 4 and 5 - Medical Certificate will be completed by the doctor attending the deceased, and a second independent doctor. Your Funeral Director will normally arrange this for you and pay the doctor's fees on your behalf (disbursements).
If the death is not referred to the Coroner but a hospital Post Mortem takes place then Form 5 is not required.
If the death is referred to the Coroner, then the Coroner will forward directly to us a Cremation form 6 - Certificate of Coroner. This replaces the need for Cremation Form 4 and 5.
When the death is registered, and where the death has not been referred to the Coroner, the Registrar will issue a Certificate for Burial or Cremation, sometimes known as 'the green form' . This certificate must be given to us along with the other Cremation forms.
After cremation - your instructions
Once a cremation service has taken place a decision needs to be made as to the final resting place for the cremated remains. You can download our form After Cremation - Your Instructions to tell us your decision about memorials or the final resting place. If you had not made a decision when completing Cremation Instructions, then we will automatically send you an After Cremation - Your Instructions one week after the funeral.
Application for Burial / Interment
The Application for Burial / Interment is to be completed to advise our Mintlyn Crematorium office of the requirements for the burial funeral service at our six cemeteries. This form is normally completed by the Funeral Director acting on behalf of the family. But should you wish to arrange a funeral without a Funeral Director, then this form should be completed.
At the time the death is registered the Registrar will provide a certificate for Burial or Cremation if no Post Mortem is to take place. If a Post Mortem takes place the Coroner will issue a certificate for Burial or Cremation. This certificate must also be given to us three days before the cremation can take place.
If you would like to reserve a burial plot in one of our cemeteries for future use, you may do so by downloading the following application form Application for a burial space in reserve.
If you would like to purchase a grave in one of our cemeteries where there is someone already buried please click on the following link to download the application form Application for purchasing a grave.
Application to put a headstone on a purchased grave
The Application to Erect a Memorial in a Council owned Cemetery is completed before any form of permanent memorial is erected on a purchased grave. Headstones are not permitted on unpurchased graves.
Bereavement Fees and Charges
Our fee documents showing funeral expenses for our cemeteries and crematorium can be found below. you can also find below the following additional documents:
- The Guide to Placing a Headstone
- A guide to Burials and Cemeteries in West Norfolk