Cemetery Permit Details

Cemetery Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit

This Maryland permit is for cemetery businesses (Corporation, LLC, LLP, Partnership, and Branch Office) who are registered to utilize their land and other structures for interments and to provide burial goods and services to the public.

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    Approval time

  • $200.00 - $250,000.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

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

  1. Registration/permit requirements

Apply for the Permit

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Submit yearly perpetual care trust report.

  2. Submit yearly preneed burial trust report.


Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Contact Information

Office of Cemetery Oversight

Email: DLOPLCemteryOversight-DLLR@Maryland.gov

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

Work hours:


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?