Qualifications for Membership

Application for membership is open to men who:

  • Have been an Ohio resident for at least six months
  • Are at least 19 years old
  • Have a belief in a Supreme Being
  • Live a good moral and social life
  • Do not advocate the overthrow of the government
  • Can read and write English
  • Are recommended by two members of the Lodge they wish to join. (If you do not know two members of a Lodge, the secretary of the Lodge to which you are applying can arrange a meeting with two members of the Lodge for you.)

The application fee is generally between $100 and $250, and a Lodge’s annual dues are between $25 and $150. The Masonic term for a membership application is a “petition.” The application fee can be determined by contacting the secretary of the Lodge you wish to join. Click here to print out a petition.