365 Day Commercial Fishing Pier License Details


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.


  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $290.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Please identify which service center is applicable to mail in your application using DNR's Licensing & Registration Service Centers Link

Apply for the License

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Must renew every year.

  2. 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.

  3. The required logs must be submitted electronically as prescribed or approved by the Department of Natural Resources.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Natural Resources Service Centers dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/service_centers.aspx

Contact Information

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources Service Centers the legal authority to issue this approval?