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Burials Regulatory Unit


Burials of the deceased in either private or government graves.  


The burial can take place after the family of the dead engages an undertaker who follows a process. He will collect the death certificate issued by the doctor certifying the death from the police station, from where a burial permit is issued. The said undertaker contact the relevant cemetery to register the death and establish where burial is to take place either in a private grave or a government grave.      



Required Documents

A burial permit (from the Police) as detailed in the information on this service, and also an application form is to be filled if burial is to take place in a private grave. 


No fees or charges     

Service available at

Addolorata cemetery and other public cemeteries in Malta and Gozo.   


 Directorate in charge of service
Environmental Health Directorate

 Contact Person
Mr Paul Spiteri

 Postal Information
Burials Regulatory Unit
Santa Marija Addolorata Cemetery
Paola, PLA 9010


(+356) 77775665
(+356) 21693508
(+356) 21809622

 Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 15.00
Saturday & Sunday: 07:00 - 12:00