Cemetery Management Guidance Consultation

Closed 15 Sep 2021

Opened 23 Jun 2021


This document provides guidance and regulations relating to burials and cemeteries under the management of Derry City & Strabane District Council (DCSDC) to ensure that they are safe places to work and visit. Council is committed to ensuring that all who visit or use these facilities are treated with dignity and respect and in an environment maintained to a standard appropriate for the purpose of burial.

As the burial authority in control of cemeteries in Derry/Strabane this booklet has been developed to:

  • Help you arrange a burial in a Council cemetery
  • Provide you with information on the restrictions and conditions that apply to purchasing exclusive rights of burial
  • Make sure we provide you with a high level of service
  • Make you are aware of your rights and responsibilities in relation to our cemetery


Why your views matter

As part of its Statutory Equality Duties under Section 75 and Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, Derry City and Strabane District Council is carrying out a public consultation on the following draft policy and would invite you to take part in our process.

What happens next

This consultation will be live for 12 weeks from 23rd June to 14th July 2021. Our team will then review reponses and will make an informed decision thereafter on Cemetery Management.