According to the definition found in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) reference code §517.23, “Disinterment” means the recovery of human remains by exhumation, disentombment, or disinurnment.

All actions pertaining to a disinterment will be done in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §517.23 and §517.24.  Refer to the Ohio Revised Code for additional details and requirements. 

NOTE: Disinterment does not include the raising and lowering of remains to accommodate two interments within a single grave (lot) and does not include the repositioning of an outside burial container that encroaches an adjoining burial space.

A disinterment will be performed by the Hinckley Township personnel and Cemetery Sexton, or with assistance from another cemetery personnel, a qualified vault company and funeral home.