Public health funerals


View our procedure for public health funerals. To contact us about the procedure please email or call us on 01296 585127.

Public Health Funerals - Freedom of Information Requests (FOI)

We are frequently asked for information about public health funerals, people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates, and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor now known as (Government Law), or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall.

In response to the volume of FOI requests on this subject we have published all such cases we have an involvement in. We refer some cases to the Government Legal Department.

This means we are able to refer those requesting information on this subject to this page which in turn enables the Council to deal with such requests pursuant to section 21 of the FOI Act (information accessible to applicant by other means).

Section 31(1)(a) - law enforcement (prevention and detection of crime)

We will not disclose address details where they relate to deceased's empty properties as the property is likely to be unoccupied and might still contain the deceased's personal papers and effects.

Listings contain all information that can be made publicly available.