Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced the publication of guidelines, titled "Digging Deep: Unearthing the Mysteries of (Vermont's) Burial and Cemetery Law".
The publication was written several years ago to help cemetery commissioners and associations untangle the web of complicated laws relating to burials and cemeteries, and to assist the public with answers to frequently asked questions.
Markowitz said, "The laws governing Vermont's cemeteries are complex. Protecting the public health and safety and ensuring that cemeteries will be maintained into the future is of grave concern."
To order a copy of the guidelines in booklet form, call the Secretary of State's Office at 802-828-2148. You may also order it on the Secretary of State's web site: www.sec.state.vt.us/municipal/.