Richmondshire District Council

Who do I need to contact about a burial on private land?

The council do not grant permission for burials on private land.

Before any burials are carried out we advise you contact the Land Registry (tel:0300 006 0411) as the burial may affect the deeds of the property or land.

To make sure that the burial will not take place near any main or private water supplies, we suggest that you contact the Environment Agency (tel: 0370 850 6506) as well as our Environmental health team - email


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