Most of the Texas laws regarding historic cemeteries are in Chapters 711–715 of the Texas Health and Safety Code; Title 13, Part 2, Chapter 22 of the Texas Administrative Code; and sections of the Penal Code. The following pages provide an overview of state laws and court decisions regarding historic cemeteries, including legal actions that have been successful in preserving burial grounds around the state. This information does not take the place of legal counsel. Consult the county or city attorney or legal counsel of your choice for more information about laws related to cemeteries in Texas.
- Who Owns a Cemetery?
- Types of Cemeteries
- Access, Desecration, and Abandonment
- Discovery and Notice of Existence
- State Antiquities Code
Citing Source: Texas Historical Commission – Preserve ›Projects and Programs ›Cemetery Preservation ›Cemetery Laws. Retrieved November 6, 2016 from http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/cemetery-preservation/cemetery-laws