365-Day Private Waterfront Property Crab Pot Registration Details


365-Day Private Waterfront Property Crab Pot Registration

General Info - Statewide Registration


Free required registration for waterfront property owners in the state of Maryland to use a maximum of 2 crab pots per property, regardless of the number of owners or lessees of the property.

This license does NOT count as a recreational crabbing license. A license is not needed to use properly registered crab pots, but if you do not have a license you are limited to the unlicensed crabber catch limits. Private property crab pots set in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries DO NOT need to be registered.


  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

Apply for the Registration

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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Maintaining Your Registration

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Must be renewed annually.

Agency/Contact

Registration Issuer - Information

Who issues the registration?

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?