If you have received a witness summons or subpoena notifying you of the scheduled court date, the law requires you to appear on that date unless you have been excused by a representative of the State's Attorney's Office.
In Maryland, the State's Attorney of the County in which a body is interred must give authorization for a disinterment. Disinterment requests are made for various reasons, some of which include: the family has moved to another state or location; new family lots have been purchased; the family wants to move to a location where headstones are allowed or the family wants to lower to double depth so that two persons may be buried in the same site.
This form may be obtained by calling 301-952-3500 to have one mailed to you. When filling out the form, be sure to include all information regarding both the current and proposed places of internment, including lot, site, section, crypt, etc., numbers, name and address of the cemetery. If the lot owner of the site where the deceased is currently interred is different than the person signing the form, please include a short explanation of the lot owner's relationship to the deceased, and whether that person concurs with the request for disinterment.
One easy way to tell is to look at the case number. Cases beginning with the letters "CT" are handled by the Circuit Court Division. "CA" and "CJ" cases are handled by the District Court Division. "JA" cases are handled by the Juvenile Division. If you do not know the case number, contact our main receptionist at 301-952-3500 for assistance. Please view the Contact Us section to reach the Victim/Witness Coordinator assigned to the Unit handling your case. Contact Us / Directory
If known, contact your Victim/Witness Coordinator from our Contact Us Resource. Otherwise, contact the receptionist for the State's Attorney's Office Division handling your case for assistance.
- Circuit Court Division: 301-952-3500
- District Court Division: 301-952-3555
- Juvenile Court Division: 301-952-3516 Contact Us / Directory