Snapping Turtle Permit Details

Snapping Turtle Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


Permit allows commercial harvesting of snapping turtles in the state of Maryland.


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    Approval time

  • $25.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

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

  1. Requirements and regulations for this license can be found here.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

  • Online Application

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Reapply annually.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Chris Jones

Email: christopherm.jones@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 260-8293 / Fax: (410) 260-8279

Work hours:



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