Transferring ashes that have already been buried or stored to another graveyard or ossuary is called "reinterment."
For reinterment, procedures in accordance with the provisions of the "Law Concerning Cemeteries, Burials, etc. (Cemetery Law)" are required.
Person who can report (application)
Person who is going to perform reinterment
Main procedures and procedures
This is an example of reinterment of ashes from a buried or stored graveyard to a new graveyard.
1. Determination of graveyards to be newly buried and stored
I will decide where to reinterment, such as buying a new graveyard.
2. Acquisition of "Reinterment Permit Application" and receipt of "Buried Certificate"
Acquisition of Reinterment Permit Application
The application for reinterment permission is to the municipal office where the current graveyard is located.
Please note that the reinterment permission application may differ in style depending on each municipality.
Please contact the municipal office where the current graveyard is located for information on how to obtain it.
Please confirm "style of Yokohama-shi" for style of Yokohama-shi.
Receive "buried certificate" from manager of present graveyards
Normally, the burial certificate is certified by the graveyard manager in the designated column of the reinterment permission application. (The style determined by the graveyard manager may be used.)
- "Cemetery use permit" may be necessary to confirm user of present graveyard.
- If the graveyard user and the applicant are different, a power of attorney or written consent created by the graveyard user is required.
- A fee may be required to issue a buried certificate. Please check with the graveyard manager.
3. Application for reinterment permit and receipt of reinterment permit
- Reinterment permission application (including "buried certificate")
- Power of Attorney or written consent of graveyard user (only when graveyard user and applicant are different)
- You may need an applicant's seal required.
(1) When applying at the counter
We submit reinterment permission application to municipal government office where current graveyards are located (in case of Yokohama-shi, ward office Family Registry Division and submit a Reinterment Permit.
Please pick it up.
(2) When applying by mail
For information on how to apply by mail, please contact the municipal office where the current graveyard is located.
[When applying by mail to the ward office in Yokohama]
Enclose and send a reply envelope with a stamp stating "Required for procedure" and "Required for procedure" to Family Registry Section Family Registry Division" and Address City and send a reply envelope with a stamp attached.
In addition, when applying by mail, be sure to specify Phone number must be sure to be able to contact you during the day in the reinterment permission application.
When graveyard user and applicant are different, proxy or written consent of graveyard user is necessary.
Please check with the relevant municipal office.
Cost of reinterment permit (fees)
Present the reinterment permit to the manager of the current graveyard and take out the remains.
(In that case, we will not give you a reinterment permit. You will need it in a new cemetery. )
5. Buried and stored in new graveyards
We submit reinterment permit to managers such as new graveyards and can bury and store ashes.
(※ "Cemetery use permit" or "burial notice" (style set by manager) of new graveyard may be necessary. Check with the manager of the new cemetery in advance. )
What I explained here is a general procedure.
In addition, for rules by graveyard managers, such as local customs and restrictions on gravestones, it is recommended that you check in advance the information on the area where the ashes are buried, the graveyard manager, the manager of the new graveyard, and the local information. To do.
It is also necessary for your relatives to discuss before starting the procedure.
Style of reinterment permission application of Yokohama-shi is available in Family Registry Section reinterment permission application form, and you can also download it from the following.
Please print on both sides.
- If there is only one ashes
- If there are multiple remains
List of counters at each ward office
List of Family Registry Division section list of each ward office
|Ward Office Name||window||telephone||fax|
|Aoba Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Aoba Ward Office 2F 21st floor||045-978-2225||045-978-2418|
|Asahi Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||12th floor, 1st floor, Asahi Ward||045-954-60311||045-955-4411|
|Izumi Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||2nd floor, Izumi Ward 2nd floor 201st||045-800-2341||045-800-2508|
|Isogo Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Isogo Ward City Hall 2F 6th floor||045-750-2341||045-750-2535|
|Kanagawa Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||107th floor, Kanagawa Ward 1F 107||045-411-7031||045-324-3586|
|Kanazawa Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||205th floor, 2nd floor, Kanazawa Ward||045-788-7731||045-70-5234|
|Konan Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Konan Ward City Hall 2F 20th||045-847-8331||045-841-1281|
|Kohoku Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Kohoku Ward Hall 2F 24th floor||045-540-2250||045-540-2260|
|Sakae Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Sakae Ward City Hall Main Building 1F 11th floor||045-894-8340||045-894-3413|
|Seya Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Seya Ward Office 2F 23rd floor||045-367-5641||045-362-1488|
|Tsuzuki Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Tsuzuki Ward City Hall, 2nd floor||045-948-2251||045-948-2259|
|Tsurumi Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Tsurumi Ward City Hall 2F 4th floor||045-510-1700||045-510-1893|
|Totsuka Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Totsuka Ward City Hall 2F 4th floor||045-866-8331||045-862-0657|
|Naka Ward Office-Family Registry Division||Naka Ward Office Main Building 2F||045-224-8291||045-224-8289|
|Nishi Ward Office-Family Registry Division||Nishi Ward Office 1st floor, 6th||045-320-8331||045-324-5855|
|Hodogaya Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Hodogaya Ward City Hall Main Building 1F 1st floor||045-334-6231||045-35-6781|
|Midori Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Midori Ward Hall 2F 24th floor||045-930-2247||045-930-2255|
|Minami Ward Government Office, Family Registry Division||Minami Ward City Hall 2F 11th floor||045-341-11115||045-341-123|
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