The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing, recently reached out to Ohio’s “land professionals” (i.e., oil and gas landman registered with the Division) concerning renewing their registerations. Ohio law requires land professionals to renew their registrations annually on or before April 30. However, in light of House Bill 197, land professionals now have additional time to renew their registrations. House Bill 197 extends the deadline for land professionals to renew registrations to either ninety days after the emergency order ends or December 1, 2020 – whichever is sooner. Further, during this time period, a land professional’s registration will remain active even though it has not been renewed.