HUNTSVILLE – The Town of Huntsville is updating its user fees and burial permits.
Denise Corry, executive director of corporate services for the town, explained to the corporate services committee on Oct. 11 that departments within the corporate services division conducted a review of its user fees to ensure they reflect the cost of providing certain services.
“There were some areas that we could increase, the main one being that we currently do not charge for signing off on burial permits,” said Corry.
She said other municipalities do charge for such permits.
There is a cost to the municipality for authorizing and signing burial certificates.
The new fee will be $10 for burial permits regarding deaths occurring within the town of Huntsville.
Burial permits for out of town deaths remain at $25.
Coun. Scott Aitchision asked whether the two would levy these fees on funeral homes or bereaved family members.
Corry said the town would incorporate the fees charged to funeral homes. Families, she said, would not be getting a bill directly from the town.
Committee approved the fee changes and forwarded the recommendation to council for further consideration.