Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Cemetery Board
Cemetery Board Rules and Regulations [18 VAC 47 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendment to conform to Chapter 537 (2020)
Action 5601
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 537 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly, effective July 1, 2020, amended § 54.1-2312.01 of the Code of Virginia to allow the burial of cremated pets with human remains at board-regulated cemeteries under limited conditions. The Cemetery Board is amending its applicable regulation (18 VAC 47-20-190) to conform to the statutory change.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2-4006.A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [006504]
Associated Mandates Special interment requirements related to remains of cremated pets
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9071 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Anika Coleman  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8552    FAX: (866)826-8863    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.