Burial Goods Business Permit Details

Burial Goods Business Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


This permit, as issued by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, is for businesses that provide burial goods and services to the public. Burial goods includes:  a casket, a grave liner, a memorial , a monument, a scroll, an urn, a vase and a vault.


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    Approval time

  • $200.0 - $250,000.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. The business has to be in Good Standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).

  2. The business must appoint a Responsible Party who must submit a completed Registered Seller application.

  3. Provide a list of the officers, directors, members, partners, agents, and employees of the business entity applying for the permit.

  4. File an application form as required by the director of Cemetery Oversight and pay a nonrefundable fee.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

  • Online Application
  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

    Download Form

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

  1. Submit a renewal application.

  2. Pay renewal fee.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation dllr.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Office of Cemetery Oversight

Email: DLOPLCemteryOversight-DLLR@Maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 230-6229 / Fax: (410) 962-8480

Work hours:



Purpose

Why the Permit is required?


The purpose of the Office of Cemetery Oversight (OCO) is to provide high standards of performance in the death care industry, enhance healthy economic competition, promote consumer confidence in burial goods products and services and to provide structure and oversight to pre -planning arrangements. The OCO provides a responsive complaint/resolution process for consumers and operates a fair and effective regulatory enforcement system for cemeteries, monument dealers and sellers of burial goods and crematories that are subject to its regulatory authority. The primary objective for the OCO is to license and monitor sole proprietorships, individuals, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies operating cemeteries as well as businesses providing burial goods and services to consumers, including monuments and memorials, in the State of Maryland. OCO also regulates and provides licensure for crematories, under their jurisdiction, in the state.


Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?

The Office of Cemetery Oversight (OCO) was established in Title 5 of the Business Regulation Article of the Maryland Annotated Code by the Maryland Legislature in August 1997. It was placed under the regulatory authority of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.