DNR licenses

94 Licenses

3 Day Non-Tidal Sport Fishing License (Non-Resident)

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Allows non-residents to recreationally fish in non-tidal waters of the state for 3 days. Cost is the greater of $5 or the same fee charged to visiting Maryland anglers by a non-resident's home state.

Valid for 3 days Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$5-$55 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

365 Day Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Sport Charter Boat License

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Licenses recreational fishermen on a charter boat operated by a licensed fishing guide in the tidal waters of the State.

Valid until Aug 31st Last revised : No Date
1 Day Approval time
$240-$290 Application cost
10-15 mins Average completion time

365 Day Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Sport Fishing License

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

License required for individuals to fish in tidal waters of the state. Maryland residents pay the minimum fee, nonresidents pay the maximum fee.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$15-$23 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

365 Day Commercial Fishing Pier License

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Required to operate a commercial fishing pier in the tidal waters of the State. Individuals fishing from a licensed commercial fishing pier are exempt from purchasing a Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Fishing license.

Valid for 1 Year Last revised : No Date
1 week Approval time
$290 Application cost
10-15 mins Average completion time

365 Day Non-Tidal Sport Fishing License (Non-Resident)

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Allows non-residents to recreationally fish in non-tidal waters of the state for 365 days. Cost is the greater of $30.50 or the same fee charged to visiting Maryland anglers by a non-resident's home state.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$30-$145 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

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