Admin
Bone Boxes

Service description

Application for bone box service

Target group of service:Individuals who intend to store the bone remains of their deceased family members or relatives in bone boxes in public cemeteries

Result of service:Issue of receipt of use of bone box


Enquiry channels

Unit in-charge:Division of Environmental Hygiene

Locations for processing:

  1. Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, n.os 762-804, Edifício China Plaza, 2.º andar, Macau
  2. Northern District Public Services Centre: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Macau
  3. Northern District Public Services Centre – Toi San Station: Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, n.º 127, Edifício D.ª Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bloco B, R/C, Macau
  4. Northern District Public Services Centre – Fai Chi Kei Station: Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edifício Fai Tat,Bloco II, R/C, Lojas G e H, Macau
  5. Central District Public Services Centre: Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.os 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3. andar, Macau
  6. Central District Public Services Centre – S. Lourenço Station: Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço, 4. andar, Macau
  7. Macao Government Services Centre in Islands: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3. andar, Taipa
  8. Islands District Public Services Centre: Rua da Ponte Negra, Bairro Social da Taipa, n.º 75K, Taipa
  9. Islands District Public Services Centre – Seac Pai Van Station: Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van, 6. andar, Coloane
  10. Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery: Our Lady Mercy Cemetery, Avenida Coronel Mesquita, Macau

Office hours:

Integrated Services Centre and Public Services Centres

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Service Office in Our Lady Mercy Cemetery

Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Fridays 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)


Telephone / Fax

Civic Service Hotline: 2833 7676
Fax:2871 1203


Formalities

  • First-time Application
  • Cancellation

Frequently asked questions

  1. Can application for bone boxes be made for bone ashes?
  2. Is it possible to apply for joint burial in a bone box?

Legislations

  • Decree-Law no. 7/85/M -Updating medical-legal conditions pertaining to the relocation, removal, burial, cremation and incineration of remains dated 9 February amended by Decree-Law no. 47/85/M dated 15 June and Administrative Regulation no. 15/2019.
  • Administrative Regulation no. 37/2003 “Regulamento de administrao, funcionamento e fiscalizao dos cemitrios” (Regulations on management, operation and supervision of cemeteries) amended by Administrative Regulation no. 22/2019;

Penalties

  • Anyone who commits the administrative infractions stipulated in Clause 1 of Article 23 of Administrative Regulation no. 37/2003 “Regulamento de administrao, funcionamento e fiscalizao dos cemitrios” (Regulations on management, operation and supervision of cemeteries) amended by Administrative Regulation no. 22/2019 is liable to a fine of MOP1,000.00 to MOP5,000.00, without prejudice to criminal liabilities if any.
Last Update:10/01/2020