Permits and Regulations
Most council operated cemeteries in New Zealand have a permitting system in place for installing headstones. Each cemetery has different requirements, but Auckland is currently in the process of standardising it's systems for headstone permits applications. Below is a list of some local area cemetery permit fees.
- Manukau Memorial Gardens, North Shore, Waikumete, Rodney District $130
- Hillsborough, Waikaraka, Otahuhu $ 35
- Papakura $ 90
- Franklin $ 15
- Mangere Lawn Cemetery $180 Burial memorial $110 Child/Ashes memorial
As you can see these vary considerably, ask about fees for other areas.
How long does it take to complete a headstone?
This can depend on whether the headstone is selected from one of our large range of memorials currently in stock or is a design that has to be drawn up and manufactured. Stones from stock can usually be completed in about 5-6 weeks from order, although we can produce urgent jobs for customers that have a shorter delivery time - an express production fee may apply in some cases.
If a stone needs to be made to a special design or requires detailed carving work it is best to allow about 4-5 months prior to an unveiling date or anniversary. This will ensure we have everything ready well in advance of your delivery date.
We can help you with decisions regarding what to put on the headstone. Our consultants have had many years experience with different layouts and can offer advice if you have any questions.
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