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.

This is a waitlist application. As licenses become available, the individual at the top of the list will be contacted by a department representative and instructed to pick up their license. Please refer to our Commercial License Wait List resource for additional information. 

  • 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

  2. 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. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.


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?