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Exhume a Body

To begin the process for removal of human remains from a burial site, please call the Montgomery County Police at 240.773.5070. The Police Department will assist in reviewing the request and then refer to The State's Attorney's Office. The State's Attorney's Office must authorize, in writing, the removal of human remains from a burial site in the State's Attorney's jurisdiction;

(1) To ascertain the cause of death of the person whose remains are to be removed;

(2) To determine whether the human remains were interred erroneously;

(3) For the purpose of reburial; or

(4) For medical or scientific examination or study allowed by law.

To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.