Oyster Dredge Boat License (ODB)
General Info - Statewide License
Allows residents of Maryland the use of a dredge boat (sail dredge) to harvest oysters for sale.
This license may only be held by Maryland residents. Harvest of oysters under this license also requires the purchase of the oyster surcharge. Must also purchase 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.
Apply for the License
Download the application .PDF file
Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Must renew every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.
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