A disinter/reinter permits are required when a dead or stillborn human body is being removed from their place of rest and buried at a new location. A cemetery will not agree to the opening of a grave and/or the removal of a body without a disinter/reinter permit issued from Vital Statistics. For Vital Statistics the application for these two permits are completed together in the form of an affidavit. Since some viruses and diseases can still remain for decades after the death of a person, Vital Statistics has to review all applications and the cause of death to make sure that the restrictions are closely followed. A grave cannot be disinterred when the Medical Certificate of Death reveals that the cause of death is due to diseases such as AIDS, smallpox, hepatitis B, and more. An acceptable applicant must submit the affidavit disinter/reinter permit application with all the required information. When making an application to Vital Statistics, the full name of the person making the application, the relationship between the person making the application and the deceased person, full return address and telephone number of the applicant, signature of the person making the application, date the application is being made, last name of the deceased, given names of the deceased including the first and middle names, sex of the deceased, date of death, place of death, where the deceased in currently buried, where the deceased is to be re-buried, and reason for the request.