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Applying for the right to use a grave site

In the event of death or for precautionary purposes, you can acquire the right to use a gravesite. You will receive a certificate proving the right of use. You acquire the right of use for a certain period of time.

A funeral home can also obtain this right from the cemetery administration on your behalf.

There are usually different grave sites, such as row, urn or elective graves.

The period of use can be extended upon request if the cemetery statutes provide for this.

You can apply for the purchase of a right to use a grave site at 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 provide missing documents.
  • The competent authority examines the conditions for the acquisition of the right to use the burial site.

If the right of use can be acquired, 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.

Please contact the relevant authority.

The costs vary depending on the municipality.

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)