Clam Harvester License (CLM) Details

Clam Harvester License (CLM)

General Info - Statewide License


Maryland license which allows residents the use of all legal equipment to harvest clams for sale.

This license may only be held by Maryland residents. Harvest of clams under this license also requires the purchase of a harvester registration surcharge and a seafood marketing surcharge. Due to limit in licenses it is not possible to say how long an individual might have to wait to receive this license. You may get on the wait list for this license at any time.


  • Valid from approval date

    until

  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $100.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

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

  1. Must be a Maryland resident


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance - Valid from approval date until

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

  1. Must renew every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

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, 4-701, Annotated Code of Maryland