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Burial in Ordinary Tombs
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Service description

Issue of license for burial and granting right of use of ordinary tombs to individuals who intend to bury the remains of their deceased family members or relatives in public cemeteries.

Target group of service: Individuals who intend to bury the remains of their deceased family members or relatives in ordinary tombs in public cemeteries.

Result of service:  The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) issues the license for burial and grants the 7-year period of right of use of ordinary tombs to individuals who intend to bury the remains of their deceased family member or relatives in public cemeteries.


Enquiry channels

Unit in-charge: Division of Environmental Hygiene


Location:

Integrated Services Centre:Avenida da Praia Grande, n.os 762-804, Edifício China Plaza, 2.º andar, Macau

Northern District Public Services Centre:Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Macau

Northern District Public Services Centre - Toi San Station:Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, n.º 127, Edifício D.ª Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bloco B, R/C, Macau

Northern District Public Services Centre - Fai Chi Kei Station:Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edifício Fai Tat,Bloco II, R/C, Lojas G e H, Macau

Central District Public Services Centre:Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.os 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3.˚ andar, Macau

Central District Public Services Centre - S. Lourenço Station:Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço,4˚ andar, Macau

Macao Government Services Centre in Islands: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Taipa

Islands District Public Services Centre:Rua da Ponte Negra, Bairro Social da Taipa, n.º 75K, Taipa

Islands District Public Services Centre – Seac Pai Van Station:Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van,6.˚ andar, Coloane

Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery:Our Lady Mercy Cemetery, Avenida Coronel Mesquita, Macau 

Office hours:

Integrated Services Centre and Public Services Centres

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery
Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Fridays 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)


Tel / Fax:

Civic Service Hotline: 2833 7676
Fax: 2871 1203 

faqs
How many deceased persons can be buried in an ordinary tomb?按此打開

Each ordinary tomb can only be used for the burial of remains of one deceased family member or relative. Burial of bone remains or ashes is not allowed

Is it necessary for the deceased family member or relative to be exhumed? When should the exhumation work be carried out?按此打開

Yes, it is necessary. The exhumation work is required to be carried out 7 years after the date of burial. Within 3 months prior to the expiry of the 7-year period, the person concerned is required to select a date for the exhumation to be carried out from the 6-month period after the expiry. 


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sanctions
  • Anyone’s acts which constitute administrative offences as stipulated in Clause 1 of Article 23 of Administrative Regulation no. 37/2003 “Regulamento de administração, funcionamento e fiscalização dos cemitérios” (Regulations on Management, Operation and Supervision of Cemeteries) amended by Administrative Regulation no. 22/2019 are punishable by a fine of MOP1, 000.00 to MOP5, 000.00, without prejudice to any criminal liability.