DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Office of Cemetery Oversight

 

Southern Memorial Gardens was purchased by its new owners.  

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.

The primary objective for the Office 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.

Advisory Council Members
The Council is composed of 11 members appointed by the Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and includes five consumer representatives. Interim meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Public Meetings
The Advisory Council on Cemetery Operations is required to meet at least once per year to advise the Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and the Director on issues related to the regulation and administration of the Office.

Dates of Advisory Council Meetings.  The meetings are held at DLLR, 500 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, Md. 21202 and are open to the public.

Dates and locations of Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing public meetings

Meeting Minutes

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
Toll free: 1-888-218-5925
e-mail: cemet@dllr.state.md.us

Marilyn Harris-Davis, Executive Director

For more information about the Office of Cemetery Oversight, please contact to the Director using the information cited above.

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