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Exhumations

Pages in Exhumations

  1. Exhumations
  2. Reasons for exhumations
  1. Requirements
  2. Decency and safety

Exhumations are generally rare and tend to be upsetting for the family involved. They can take a long time to arrange and are usually expensive. For these reasons, it is always best to consult with all the relatives before proceeding.

Exhumation of both buried and cremated remains need an Exhumation Licence. You can apply for an Exhumation Licence from:

The Ministry of Justice 
Coroners & Burials Division - Exhumation Applications
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
Telephone: 020 3334 6390

Bereavement services

Email: bereavement.services@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7678 5486

The Lodge
Cannon Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7DF

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