DNR licenses

94 Licenses

Aquatic Studies Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Aquatic Studies Permits are issued by the department to allow elementary through high schools to possess or maintain aquatic organisms common to Maryland waters. If the organisms will be released into the wild, release locations must be specified in advance. Collections are not allowed under these permits, and require an Aquatic Scientific Collection Permit. To obtain similar permissions for non-aquatic organisms (such as turtles, amphibians and mammals), please contact the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service.

Valid until Jun 30th Last revised 06/30/2017
Varies Approval time
$0 Application cost
10-20 mins Average completion time

Bait Harvester Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Allows individuals who do not have a commercial tidal fish license to catch and sell certain species of fish for bait.

Valid until Aug 31st Last revised : No Date
1 day Approval time
$25 Application cost
10-15 mins Average completion time

Black Sea Bass Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Limited entry fishery.  Permit allows commercial harvesting of black sea bass.

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

Blanket Roadside Tree Permit for Companies and Agencies

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Before a roadside tree is trimmed or cared for in any way, a Tree Care Permit must be obtained from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service.

Valid for 1 Year Last revised 07/04/2004
14 Days Approval time
$0-$2,500 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

Blue Crab Pilot Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Authorized individuals participate in a blue crab Electronic Reporting Pilot evaluating commercial harvest reporting.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
1 week Approval time
$0 Application cost
1-15 mins Average completion time

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