Funeral site: Permit - for creation/expanding Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The installation and extension of a burial ground as well as the re-occupation of a closed burial place is reserved for the cemetery bearers.

By the institutions (private) third parties can be entrusted with the construction and operation of the cemetery.

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.


The provision of the further burial of corpses and urns provided for in the transitional provision of Section 19(1) of the Law on the corpse, burial and cemetery (burial gin) applies only to private burial sites that were already available on 01.01.2006. It is therefore not possible to re-install private burial sites.

  • § 19 Gesetz über das Leichen-, Bestattungs- und Friedhofswesen (BestattG)

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  • § 13 Gesetz über das Leichen-, Bestattungs- und Friedhofswesen (BestattG)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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