CCT: Historic Cemeteries & Gravestone Protection

Historic Cemeteries & Gravestone Protection

Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-315a through 19a-315c (inclusive) mandate the protection of the state's ancient burial grounds, the preservation of the historic grave markers, and the respectful renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries.  These protections extend to any tract of land within any municipality which has been used or has been in existence as a burial ground for more than one hundred years.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is to be noticed of any planned restoration, improvements, or changes to an ancient burying ground along with lineal descendents and the appropriate probate court.

For more information, contact 
Catherine Labadia at 860-500-2329 or

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