DNR licenses

94 Licenses

Wildlife Rehabilitator Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

A permit to provide care and treatment for the rehabilitation and release back to the wild of orphaned, sick or injured wildlife. There are two classes of permits: a Master Wildlife Rehabilitator and an Apprentice Rehabilitator. In order to become a Master Rehabilitator, one must serve as an apprentice for at least 2 years. 

Valid for 2 years Last revised : No Date
15-30 days Approval time
$0 Application cost
30 mins Average completion time

Wildlife Scientific Collection Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

A permit to collect wildlife, (birds, nests or eggs, mammals, reptiles, amphibians), from the wild for scientific or educational purposes.

Valid until Dec 31st Last revised : No Date
30 Days Approval time
$10 Application cost
15-30 mins Average completion time

Yellow Perch Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Permit allows commercial harvesting of yellow perch.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
1 day Approval time
$25 Application cost
1-5 mins Average completion time

Zebra Mussel Free Certification

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Persons selling live bait that is used in Liberty, Prettyboy or Loch Raven reservoirs must obtain bait that is certified free of zebra mussels or larvae, to prevent the spread of this invasive species in Maryland waters.

Valid for Indefinitely Last revised 11/30/2017
Varies Approval time
$0 Application cost
10-20 mins Average completion time

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