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Burial Permit Requirements for Special Circumstances


Burial Permit for Exhumation, Disinterment, or Reinterment

The following documents are required:

1. Certified Copy of Death

2. Letter from the Funeral Director that includes the following information:

  • The decedent's name
  • Date of demise
  • Funeral home name and address
  • Funeral director name and license number
  • Means of disposition (i.e., burial, cremation)
  • What crematory/cemetery
  • Date of final disposition
Please email these documents to CPHDfrontdesk@challiance.org. If you fax the documents (617-665-3888), email CPHDfrontdesk@challiance.org or call 617-665-3826 to confirm receipt.
 

Burial Permit for Fetal Death

The following documents are required:
1. Fetal Death Certificate (PDF), Instructions for completing form
 
2. A letter from the hospital that includes the following information:
  • The patient name(s)
  • Approximate weeks of gestation
  • Date of demise
  • Name(s) of parents
  • Address of parent(s)
  • Funeral home name and address
  • Funeral director name and license number
  • Means of disposition (i.e., burial, cremation)
  • What crematory/cemetery
  • Date of final disposition
Please email these documents to CPHDfrontdesk@challiance.org. If you fax the documents (617-665-3888), email CPHDfrontdesk@challiance.org or call 617-665-3826 to confirm receipt.
 

Removal of Remains Out of the Country

Please contact CPHD for assistance. Email CPHDfrontdesk@challiance.org or call 617-665-3826.

 

Updated on May 4, 2022


CONTACT

For any other questions or concerns, please contact:

Cambridge Public Health Department
Phone: 617-665-3826
Fax: 617-665-3888

Contact

Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

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