365 Day Commercial Fishing Pier License
General Info - Statewide License
Maryland license 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.
Obtaining the License
Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Please identify which service center is applicable to mail in your application using DNR's Licensing & Registration Service Centers Link
Apply for the License
Download the application .PDF file
Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Must renew every year.
The owner or operator of a licensed commercial fishing pier must maintain a log of the contact information of the persons fishing from that structure each day.
The required logs must be submitted electronically as prescribed or approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources Service Centers the legal authority to issue this approval?
Natural Resources Article, 4-745, Annotated Code of Maryland