2005 West Virginia Code - §37-13A-1. — Access of certain persons to cemeteries and graves located on private land.

§37-13A-1. Access of certain persons to cemeteries and graves located on private land.

For the purposes set forth in section two of this article, the state recognizes that the owners of private land on which a cemetery or graves are located have a duty to allow ingress and egress to the cemetery or graves by family members, close friends and descendants of deceased persons buried there, by any cemetery plot owner, or by any person engaging in genealogy research who has given reasonable notice to the owner of record or to the occupant of the property or to both the owner and occupant. The access route may be designated by the landowner if no traditional access route is obviously visible by a view of the property.

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