It is an offence to exhume any human remains without first getting the necessary lawful permissions. Funeral directors can help in this.

  • You must get a exhumation licence from the Ministry of Justice. Exhumation licences will also contain certain conditions that have to be observed.
  • If the person is buried in Consecrated grounds, permission from the church is also needed.
  • An Environmental Health Officer must be present at the exhumation of a body to make sure that there is no threat to public health.

Bereavement services

Address: The Lodge
Cannon Hill Road

Telephone: 024 7697 5520