Disinterment Permits

Disinterment permits issued by Vital Statistics serve as the authority to disinter, transport, and reinter a body within Texas.

If the body is to be removed from the state, transported by common carrier within the state, or cremated, a Burial-Transit Permit must also be obtained from the Local Registrar

If you have questions or wish to apply for a disinterment permit, please contact a licensed funeral director. 

Disinterment Permit Application (PDF) - VS-271/VS-271.