2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 7 - Municipalities
Chapter 93 - Registrars of Vital Statistics
Section 7-67 - Applications for and issuance of disinterment permits.


CT Gen Stat § 7-67 (2012) What's This?

(a) No person shall open any grave for the disinterment of the body of any person in any cemetery or burial place or disinter or remove any dead body from the town in which the death took place, without having procured a disinterment permit from the local registrar of vital statistics of the town where the body is buried or the local registrar of vital statistics where the death occurred, or an order from a Superior Court judge as provided in section 19a-413.

(b) An embalmer or funeral director licensed by the department or licensed by a state having a reciprocal agreement on file with the department, or an individual designated by an order issued by a judge of the Superior Court, pursuant to the provisions of section 19a-413, may apply for a disinterment permit. Such application shall be made to the registrar of vital statistics of the town where the body is buried or to the registrar of vital statistics of the town where the death occurred. The disinterment permit shall state the place where the body is presently interred and the place where the body will be reinterred.

(c) No permit for the disinterment of the body of any deceased person shall be issued in any case where the death was caused by a communicable disease, except by the permission and under the direction of the local director of health of the town where the body is interred.

(1949 Rev., S. 591; 1969, P.A. 699, S. 21; P.A. 09-232, S. 19.)

History: 1969 act added provision concerning court orders; P.A. 09-232 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a), amended Subsec. (a) by substituting “local registrar of vital statistics of the town where the body is buried or the local registrar of vital statistics where the death occurred” for “registrar” and making a technical change, added Subsec. (b) re persons who may apply for disinterment permits, the application process and content of such permits and added Subsec. (c) re issuance of disinterment permit when death was caused by a communicable disease.

See Sec. 19a-324 re penalty for failure to obtain permit or for making false statements in procuring permit.

See Sec. 53-334 re penalty for unlawful disinterment.

See Sec. 54-50 re reward for information concerning unlawful disinterment of corpse.

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