The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing (the “Division”), recently informed Ohio’s “land professionals” (i.e., oil and gas landmen registered with the Division) that their current registrations remain valid until July 1, 2021 pursuant to House Bill 404. In order to maintain their registrations, land professionals must renew them no later than July 1, 2021.

However, the Division warned land professionals that H.B. 404 does not include an extension for renewals due after April 1, 2021. Thus, land professionals annual 2021 renewal is due no later than April 30, 2021.