Fur Dealer Permit - Resident
General Info - Statewide Permit
A permit to buy, acquire, sell, transport, ship, or store at any time any fur or pelt of any wild furbearer (fox, raccoon, skunk, weasel, fisher, coyote, opossum, mink, otter, beaver, muskrat) taken within or outside the State of Maryland.
Obtaining the Permit
Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
There is a six-month residency requirement to obtain a resident Fur Dealer’s License, which means the person must have resided permanently in the State for a period of not less than 6 months immediately preceding the time of application.
Apply for the Permit
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Download the application .PDF file
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)
Each fur dealer shall keep a ledger on a form provided by the Department which includes the name, address, and current hunting, trapping, fur dealer’s, taxidermist and fur tanner’s, or game husbandry license number of each person from whom any fur was purchased or received within or outside the State, the date of purchase or receipt, the quantity of each species of furs purchased, and the country, state, and county or political subdivision where the furs were taken, and identifies any appropriate official game or fur possession tag number or bill of sale. The ledger must state the final disposition of the furs and the date disposed of. Disposition includes selling, transporting, shipping, storing, or otherwise using or possessing the furs.
The licensee shall also include the same information with regard to any wildlife taken from the wild by the licensee. The ledger shall cover every transaction from date of issuance of the fur dealer’s license until date of expiration and shall be kept up-to-date.
An annual report is required to renew this permit.
What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources the legal authority to issue this approval?
Natural Resources Article, §10-506, Annotated Code of Maryland