Laws that Pertain to Cemeteries in the Code of Virginia

18.2-125 Trespass at night upon any cemetery
18.2-126. Violation of sepulture; defilement of a dead human body; penalties.
18.2-127. Injuries to churches, church property, cemeteries, burial grounds, etc.; penalty.
10.1-2305. Permit required for the archaeological excavation of human remains.
33.1-241. Roads not to be established through cemetery without owners' consent.
57-22. Conveyance of land to trustees or local governing body for cemetery use.
57-27.1. Access to cemeteries located on private property
57-36. Abandoned graveyards may be condemned; removal of bodies.
57-39.1. Improvement of abandoned and neglected graveyards.
57-39.1:1. Recovery of abandoned interment rights


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