Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Historic Resources
Board of Historic Resources
Regulations Governing Permits for the Archaeological Removal of Human Remains [17 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Defines the application and review procedures and requirements for permits for archaeological removal of human remains and associated artifacts from unmarked graves and historic cemeteries in Virginia.
State Authority Code of Virginia sections 10.1-2205 and 10.1-2305
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer Pullen  / Executive Assistant
Address: 2801 Kensington Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)482-6085    FAX: (804)367-2391    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revision to regulations for archaeological removal of human remains Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/08/2016.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
12/15/2020 Agency Completed Retain As Is