Oyster Harvesting Surcharge (OYS)
Additional fee required to commercially harvest oysters in the state of Maryland.
Applicant must apply in person at a DNR Service Center. Only required if the holder of an Unlimited Tidal Fish License (TFL), Oyster Harvester License (OYH) or Oyster Dredge Boat License (ODB) intends to actually commercially harvest oysters. May only be purchased by a Maryland resident who holds an Unlimited Tidal Fish License (TFL), Oyster Harvester License (OYH) or Oyster Dredge Boat License (ODB).
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my registration?
Maintaining Your Registration
Renewal on Aug 31st
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your registration
Must renew every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.