Return of an urn from a columbarium

An urn can be taken from a columbarium under certain conditions.


The leaseholder or the person in charge may take back the urn from the columbarium upon expiry of the contract.

If the columbarium has not yet expired, an additional exhumation licence is required.

How to apply?

By appointment, at the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels taken:

Required documents

Valid identity card or passport

Completed and signed application form for the return of an urn

Application for exhumation licence (if the columbarium has not expired)



Waiting period

15 working days