Fishing Guide Details

Fishing Guide

General Info - Statewide License

License required for residents and nonresidents of Maryland to guide fishing parties.

Required for residents and nonresidents of Maryland to guide fishing parties in all tidal waters of the State. 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.

  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $100.0 - $200.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

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

  1. United States Coast Guard Captains License

Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Must be renewed every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 to August 31.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information


Why the License is required?

Allows for residents of Maryland to guide fishing parties

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