State Cemetery Law

These are your state to state links for cemetery laws. They begin with Ohio & work outward from there. There can be a great difference in laws where cemetery protections are concerned. We will add more as time goes on.

Ohio 200

At the present, Ohio has very strong laws concerning health issues that may arise from improper burials & weak laws when it comes to protecting its oldest & many times abandon cemeteries.

Ohio Cemetery Law

Indiana 200

http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/2832.htm

Michigan 200

https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ldsveefeussc3255xwk4a43p))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-Act-251-of-1968

http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcsc/forms/cem/cemlaw.pdf

West Virginia 200

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/code.cfm?chap=35&art=5

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvahca/cem_law.htm

http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/cemcodes.html

Penn 200

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_laws_regarding_burial_practices_and_cemeteries/1956

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/cemetery_recordation_and_preservation/1875

Kentucky 200

https://louisville.edu/anthropology/faculty-and-staff/diblasi-site/kentucky-revised-statues-as-they-relate-to.html

http://veterans.ky.gov/cemeteries/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois 200

Illinois has some of the best laws on the books when it comes to protecting cemeteries & tombstones. Their section “Cemetery Care Act” is a model for other states to adopt.

http://www.icfha.org/cemetery-laws–regulatory-information.html

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2136&ChapterID=61

New York 200

http://www.dos.ny.gov/cmty/cemlaw.html

Va Seal 200

http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/homepage_general/faq_cem_presv.htm

http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/documents/departments/commdev/pdf/b_State_Cemetery_Laws.pdf