Exhumation License Application

Getting a Licence

Anyone applying for permission to exhume must provide and complete considerable documentation whether you require a Ministry of Justice Licence or a Bishops Faculty.

To obtain a license, you need to complete an application form and send it to the relevant burial authority that administers the cemetery where the deceased is.

Once signed, it will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice for approval to obtain your licence.

Although guide notes are provided by both the Ministry of Justice & the Church of England, applications are complex and carry no guarantee of acceptance.

Free Exhumation Licence Application

A significant amount of documentation is required to complete an exhumation application. Rowland Brothers Exhumations offers a free exhumation application assistance service, to help you get all the necessary details into your application to support the success of your application.