Funerals - authorization to carry out

Service Description

Deceased persons are to be buried in accordance with Section 17 (1) of the Thuringian Burial Act (ThürBestG). Burial is possible in the ground or cremation with subsequent burial of the ashes (§ 19 para. 1 ThürBestG).

In principle, there is a cemetery obligation (§ 23 ThürBestG). An urn with the ashes can also be buried from a ship on the high seas. Burial and interment can take place both in the cemetery of the home municipality and in a cemetery of one's own choice, if its owner permits it.

Before the burial in the ground or the interment of urns, a death certificate issued by the registry office of the place of death must be submitted to the institution of the cemetery. An explicit authorization to carry out a burial is not required.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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