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Burial Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to dispose of the remains of a deceased person in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Any Local Division Registrar of Deaths properly authorized by the Government of Nova Scotia.  These include most licensed Funeral Directors in the Province.
Where can you get this permit and/or further information?
Any Local Division Registrar of Deaths properly authorized by the Government of Nova Scotia.  These include most licensed Funeral Directors in the Province.
Application Process:
After a death, the funeral director (acting as Division Registrar) obtains the information needed to complete the Death Registration form and then issues a burial permit.
Waiting Period:
Immediately following the death and before disposition of the remains of a deceased person.
Price:
Free
Expiry :
This permit does not expire.
Related Requirements:
Death Registration
Additional Information:
(For administrative purposes only, contact: the Vital Statistics Office)
Phone Outside of Nova Scotia:  902-424-4381
Toll-Free in Nova Scotia:  1-877-848-2578
Hours:  8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Holidays).
Visit Vital Statistics Office
Service Nova Scotia
300 Horseshoe Lake Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 0B7
E-mail VSTAT@novascotia.ca
Write: Division Registrar Births and Deaths
P.O. Box 157
Halifax, NS  B3J 2M9
Canada
Fax 902-450-7311
Legislative Authority:
Vital Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 436

Last Updated: June 2012

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