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Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

Learn how cataloged human burial sites in Wisconsin are given greater protection under Wisconsin State Law

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.

What to do if You Think a Cemetery is Not Being Properly Maintained

Are you concered about an overgrown or neglected cemetery? Learn what you can do to help.

Learn how this landowner handled the discovery of human remains on her property.

Learn about the benefits of cataloging a human burial site, from property tax exemptions to membership on the Registry of Interested Persons.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.

Learn how this landowner turned burial sites on his land into an asset.

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.

What laws affect home burial? Read this before you create a burial site on private property.
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