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.


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    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

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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

Contact Information



Legal Authority

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

Natural Resources Article, 4-803, Annotated Code of Maryland