Surface Mining License Details

Surface Mining License

General Info - Statewide License


Maryland license which ensures that non-coal mining operations meet the Department's environmental standards, have proper credentials, have acceptable track records in Maryland and elsewhere, and meet financial accountability requirements. 

Maryland requires that anyone responsible for a surface mining operation obtain a license from the Department. 


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    Approval time

  • $150.0 - $300.0

    Application cost

Apply for the License

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  • Online Application
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    Download the application .PDF file

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Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. The application for renewal shall be made annually by January 1.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

C. Edmon Larrimore

Email: Ed.Larrimore@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 537-3557



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?

STATE: Environment Article, Title 15, Subtitle 8; COMAR 26.21.01.