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If you want to transfer the ownership of a grave an exclusive right of burial may be transferred to a specific family member.  Permission must be sought from the Registered Owner of the grave. It is not necessary to produce the original Grave Paper issued,  all registered owners are on our records.

A Transfer Agreement Form (which may be obtained from the Dean’s Grange Cemetery Office) has to be completed and signed by the current registered owner at the time of transfer.

If the Registered Owner of the grave is deceased a Derivative Assignment Declaration Form (which can also be obtained from the Dean’s Grange Cemetery Office) must be signed and witnessed before a Peace Commissioner by the person who wishes to take over the ownership of the grave.  A Permission Form from the relevant next of kin of the registered owner may also be required which states they have no objection to the transfer of the grave, this form does not have to be witnessed by a Peace Commissioner,  it should be attached to the Derivative Assignment Declaration.

There is a transfer fee of €65.00 + Vat @ 23%   Total Cost: €79.95
Payable by Cheque/Draft, Postal Money Order made payable to

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council or by Debit/Credit Card.
Card transactions can only be made in person in the Dean’s Grange Cemetery Office.

Completed forms and transfer fee should be sent to:

Dean’s Grange Cemetery Office,
Dean’s Grange Road,
Blackrock,
Co. Dublin.

Or call in person to the Dean’s Grange Cemetery Office

Opening hours:
10.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. – 2.15p.m – 4.00p.m.  Monday to Friday

When all documentation and fee is received, in due course, the new owner will receive a document stating the grave has been transferred into their name.

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