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Information and Procedure

The process of disinterment gives an individual the opportunity to file an application with the Lake County Probate Court to have a body exhumed and/or moved from one burial place to another.

Initial Deposit (Cash / Check / Money Order Only) $60.00

  • Application for Order to Disinter Remains (Form 25.0) with the filing fee 
  • Next of Kin (Form 1.0)
  • Judgment Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Disinterment (Form 25.1) 
  • Waiver of Notice of Application to Disinter Remains (Form 25.5) 
    • From all Next of Kin and cemetery currently buried in 
  • Notice of Hearing on Application for Disinterment (Form 25.2) 
    • For next of kin who has not waived
  • Affidavit of Service of Notice on Hearing on Application for Disinterment (Form 25.3)
  • Waiver of Notice of Application to Disinter Remains (Form 25.5)
  • Order to Disinter Remains (Form 25.6)
  • Contact Information Form 


All forms can be mailed to:

Lake County Probate Court
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077


Disinterment

Form 25.0 Application for Order to Disinter Remains

Next of Kin (Form 1.0)

Form 25.1 Judgement Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Disinterment

Form 25.2 notice of Hearing on Application for Disinterment

Form 25.3 Affidavit of Notice on Hearing on Application for Disinterment

Form 25.4 Verification of Reinterment

Form 25.5 Waiver of notice of Application to Disinter Remains

Form 25.6 Order to Disinter Remains