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Funeral transport: funeral coaches and permits

Funeral transport is the term generally used to describe the transport of the deceased from the place of death to the place of burial. A more rigorous and comprehensive definition is provided by the municipal regulations of the City of Milan's Mortuary Officers, according to which, "funeral transport constitutes the transfer of the body, of the mortal remains, of the bones or cremated remains, from the place of death and/or burial to the mortuary, to the healthcare facility's mortuary service, to the Funeral Parlour, within this municipality or appertaining to another municipality, to the memorial services, to the cemetery, to the crematorium, including transport to and from church for religious services."

Funeral transport services are part of the package of services carried out by funeral agencies or parlours that, in possession of the prescribed legal requirements to carry out this task, also take on the responsibility of obtaining the necessary authorisations from the municipality in question. Transport and transfer of the body can only be carried out by public service employees, subject to the law (Article 358, and amendment number 86 of 26 April 1990).
In accordance with the provisions of existing legislation, funeral transport can only be carried out with vehicles registered for that purpose, such as funeral coaches (hearses). Floral arrangements outside the hearse or coach are only permitted in the presence of adequate supporting structures.

To respect the last will of the deceased, and in accordance with decisions taken by relatives, the body may be transported for burial to another Italian municipality, outside the municipality of Milan. In this case it is necessary to obtain permission from the municipality of Milan, after having officially declared the death. This procedure can be delegated to the Funeral Parlour or agency. If the funeral transport service is transferring the body to a crematorium, a request for authorisation for cremation must be made as well as the request for transportation.

If the deceased is to be transported abroad, it will be necessary to request the release of the death certificate, as well as a special mortuary passport, or authorisation for transporting the body. If the funeral transport regards a state that is not party to the international conventions, it is further advisable to procure a statement from the Consulate or Embassy of the state in question, declaring that there is no reason why the body should not be allowed to enter that state.

For more information on how funeral transport operates, please consult the Municipal Regulations.

of the municipality of Milan's Mortuary Officers.

Nebulonghi can carry out all the procedures relating to funeral transport, both in Italy and abroad. Nebulonghi also has experience in procuring the necessary authorisations in compliance with the regulations. Funeral transport services and procurement of the relative authorisations at public offices shall, in that case, be undertaken entirely by our staff, relieving your family of these practical tasks. The Nebulonghi Funeral Parlour also has its own vehicles, including fully equipped cars, hearses and funeral carriages, all authorised for transport within and outside the municipality, and for every type of funeral.