St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.62 Births, Deaths and Burial Part III
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Births, Deaths and Burial
PART III DISINTERMENT
City Counselor Ops.: 8769
No person shall remove any dead body, or the remains of any such body from any grave or tomb within the city, or disturb any grave or tomb within the city without first securing a permit from the health commissioner so to do.
No grave or tomb shall be opened from April 1 to October 1, except for the purpose of interring the dead, without special permission of the health commissioner, provided, however, dead bodies or the remains thereof may be removed from the graves and tombs upon the abandonment of any cemetery or other burial places within the city of St. Louis at anytime during the year upon the securing of one permit for all such bodies disinterred or disentombed from the health commissioner so to do.
Upon the abandonment of such cemetery, the names of all bodies exhumed or disinterred shall be set forth in permit, as well as the name and address of the place where such bodies shall be interred or entombed.
(Ord. 51384 § 1, 1962: 1948 C. Ch. 10 § 10: 1960 C. § 428.010.)
563.830 Robbing cemetery
11.62.220 Permit--When authority of health commissioner required.
No permit shall be granted for the disinterment of bodies of persons who have died from cholera, yellow fever or smallpox, except upon the written authority of the health commissioner, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, and then only after the expiration of one year from date of burial.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 11: 1960 C. § 428.020.)
11.62.230 Removal of corpses interred at quarantine station.
Whenever a person shall be sent from the city to the city quarantine station affected with smallpox, yellow fever, cholera, or other malignant infectious or contagious disease, and such person dies there, the body of such person shall be buried in the burial ground at the quarantine station, unless never having been buried, the same has been prepared in such manner and with such disinfectants as the health commissioner may prescribe and inclosed in an hermetically sealed metallic casket and removed on permit issued by the health commissioner. If interred at the quarantine station as aforesaid the same shall not be removed except on special permit from the health commissioner for disinterment and removal. The person authorized thereby to disinter and remove the body shall strictly comply with all laws relating to the transportation of bodies of persons deceased from contagious or infectious diseases or the like.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 12: 1960 C. § 428.030.)
11.62.240 Disposition of disinterred bodies.
In all cases where bodies are disinterred there shall be on hand, a new, tight, wooden box into which the coffin shall be immediately placed after it has been taken out of the ground.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 13: 1960 C. § 428.040.)
194.010, 194.020 Encasement of bodies for shipment
11.62.250 When disinterment required.
If the body of any deceased person be found buried on any lot of ground in the city, the owner or agent of which cannot be found, it shall be lawful, and it is hereby made the duty of the health commissioner to cause such body to be disinterred and buried in the public burying grounds; provided, however, the provisions of this section shall have no application to the remains of deceased persons which have been interred prior to the passage of this part.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 14: 1960 C. § 428.050.)
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