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Cemeteries and burial service

The council operates two cemeteries one in Chichester and the other in Hampers Green Petworth. They both offer tranquil surroundings for contemplation and a fitting resting place for your loved ones. At Chichester District Council, we pride ourselves on managing both our cemeteries in a caring and sensitive manner.

The cemeteries are managed and operated in accordance with the Local Authorities' Cemeteries Order 1977 as amended by the Local Authorities (Amendment) Order 1986 and such other regulations as may be made by the Secretary of State for the Home Office. 

We welcome all visitors to our cemeteries but ask you to respect the peace, dignity and reverence of the facilities. The cemeteries are a place of quiet contemplation and reflection. As such, any person creating a disturbance, interfering with a burial or grave (including memorials, mementoes and plants) will be required to leave the cemetery. Dogs are permitted in the Cemetery as long as they are on a leash and kept under control. It is not acceptable to use the cemetery grounds as an exercise area for your dog.

Cemetery fees and charges - 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 (Word doc) [784KB]

Purchasing a plot & exclusive right of burial (Word doc) [773KB]

Memorial application form (Word doc) [801KB]

Assisted burials information (PDF) [232KB]