Conch, Turtles, and Lobster License (CTL) Details

Conch, Turtles, and Lobster License (CTL)

General Info - Statewide License


Maryland license which allows the harvest of conch, turtles, or lobsters for sale.

Requires the purchase a harvester registration surcharge and a seafood marketing surcharge. Price varies based on state of residency. Maryland residents pay the minimum fee.  Due to the limited number of these licenses, it is not possible to know what the wait time is to receive a license. However, an applicant may apply to be placed on the wait list for this license at any time.


  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $100.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

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


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

  • Online Application
  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

    Download Form

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.

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