Transportation of a dead body to another province - notification

German version

General information

A body may only be transported to another federal province once the Hygiene Centre of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 15) has issued a confirmation.

Bodies may only be transported by authorised funeral parlours. The notification of the transportation of a body must be made by an authorised funeral parlour.

Requirements

None

Deadlines

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Contact

From 1 October 2018, the confirmation of notification of the transportation of a dead body to another federal province of Austria is issued by the Hygiene Centre of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 15).

Hygiene Centre of the City of Vienna
1110 Vienna, Rappachgasse 40
Phone: +43 1 4000-8780 or -87890
E-Mail: totenbeschau@ma15.wien.gv.at

Public hours for notifications of transportation of a dead body: Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm
Exceptions: Closed on public holidays; opening hours on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 7.30 am to 12 noon

Documents required

  • Copy of the attestation of death
  • Application in writing to the Hygiene Centre of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 15) by the funeral parlour containing the following information:
    • First and last name of the deceased
    • Age of the deceased
    • Place, date and cause of death
    • Place of departure
    • Destination
    • Type of coffin
    • Means of transport
  • Documentation proving the authorisation of the funeral parlour, e.g., extract from the business register (to be provided on request of the district health office)

Fees

The fees are due after the procedure has been concluded and amount to:
Confirmation of the transportation of a body to another federal province of Austria: EUR 3.27

Cash payment is not possible. The fees must be paid by the funeral parlour by payment form.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Online notification: Transportation of a dead body to another federal province (German)

Further information

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