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Cemetery Oversight

The primary objective for the Office of Cemetery Oversight is to license and monitor individuals, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies operating cemeteries or providing burial goods and services to consumers in the State of Maryland.

Additionally, the Office of Cemetery Oversight is also responsible for investigating and mediating consumer complaints involving registrants, licensees and permit holders. The Office also determines and enforces the ethical standards related to the operation of cemeteries and the providing of burial goods and services within the State, in order to protect the citizens of Maryland from unfair and unscrupulous practices.

The Office of Cemetery Oversight was created by an Act of the 1997 Maryland Legislative session, and was placed under the regulatory authority of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in August of 1997.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Office of Cemetery Oversight, Advisory Council on Cemetery Operations, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651 410.230.6229 or toll free 1.888.218.5925.

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To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.