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Exhumations

Pages in Exhumations

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

Requirements

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 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

Email: bereavement.services@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7678 5486

The Lodge
Cannon Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7DF

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