The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, registers Ohio cemeteries operated by a company or person, church, religious society, established fraternal organization, or political subdivision. Family cemeteries or those cemeteries that have had no interments in the last 25 years are exempt from registration. There are currently over 4,100 Ohio cemeteries registered with the Division.
The Division also administers the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission. The Commission assists in resolving complaints against registered cemeteries through informal mediation and conciliation. Nine Ohioans serve on the Commission representing religious, government, non-profit/company cemetery groups and two members of the public. More information about the Commission can be found here.