Aquatic Studies Permit
Aquatic Studies Permits are issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 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.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
If the organisms will be released into the wild, release locations must be specified in advance.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my permit?
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal on Jun 30th
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your permit
Annual report of activities due August 1.
Why is this permit required?
Manage classroom aquatic projects