Aquatic Studies Permit Details

Aquatic Studies Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


Aquatic Studies Permits are issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to allow elementary through high schools to possess or maintain aquatic organisms common to Maryland waters.

If the organisms will be released into the wild, release locations must be specified in advance. Collections are not allowed under these permits, and require an Aquatic Scientific Collection Permit. To obtain similar permissions for non-aquatic organisms (such as turtles, amphibians and mammals), please contact the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service.


  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

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

  1. If the organisms will be released into the wild, release locations must be specified in advance.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Annual report of activities due August 1.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Natural Resources dnr.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Legislative & Regulatory Review Permit Coordinator

Email: aquastudies.dnr@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 260-8317 / Fax: (410) 260-8279

Work hours:



Purpose

Why the Permit is required?


Manage classroom aquatic projects


Legal Authority

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

Natural Resources Article, §4-11A-02 and 4-602, Annotated Code of Maryland