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Transferring the right to use a grave site

If you have already purchased a right to use a gravesite, you can transfer it to another person. You can also determine in writing which person will receive the right of use after your death.

You can apply for the transfer of a right of use of a grave site to the competent municipality in which the cemetery is located:

  • First, you submit your application and the required documents.
  • If necessary, you will be asked to follow up on missing documents.
  • The competent authority shall examine the conditions for the transfer of the right of use.

If the right of use is transferable to you, you will receive the notification and a certificate of award from the competent authority.

The requirements may differ from one municipality to another, please contact the relevant authority.

The required documents may vary from municipality to municipality, please contact the relevant authority.

The fees vary.

There are no deadlines.

Municipal Cemetery Statutes


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Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)