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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 37 - 13 - 1 A §37-13-1a. Improvement, construction or development upon privately owned lands containing graves.
No improvement, construction or development shall commence upon privately owned lands on which a cemetery or graves are located if such improvement, construction or development would destroy or otherwise physically disturb the cemetery or graves located on the land unless the owner first files a petition in accordance with the provisions of section two of this article and an order is entered pursuant to section five of this article providing for the disposition of the remains.

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