Disinterment

According to the definition found in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) reference code §517.23, “Disinterment” means the recovery of human remains by exhumation, disentombment, or disinurnment.

All actions pertaining to a disinterment will be done in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §517.23 and §517.24.  Refer to the Ohio Revised Code for additional details and requirements. 

NOTE: Disinterment does not include the raising and lowering of remains to accommodate two interments within a single grave (lot) and does not include the repositioning of an outside burial container that encroaches an adjoining burial space.

A disinterment will be performed by the Hinckley Township personnel and Cemetery Sexton, or with assistance from another cemetery personnel, a qualified vault company and funeral home.