Burial place: permit - for creation/extension
The creation and expansion of a burial ground as well as the reoccupation of a closed burial place is reserved for the cemetery owners.
The sponsors can commission (private) third parties to carry out the construction and operation of the cemetery.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the church, the church community and the church community association as well as other religious communities and ideological communities, if they are corporations, institutions or foundations under public law.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
An administrative court action for commitment or an action for performance may be considered against the rejection of an assignment. In the case of a civil law structure, the legal recourse to the ordinary jurisdiction is given.
What else should I know?
The permission for the further burial of corpses and urns provided for in the transitional provision of § 19 Abs.1 Gesetz über das Leichen-, Bestattungs- und Friedhofswesen (BestattG) applies only to private burial places that were already available on 01.01.2006. A new creation of private burial places is therefore not possible.
§ 19 Law on the Corpse, Funeral and Cemetery Services (BestattG)
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.