Shellfish Licenses

Commercial Licenses

Deadlines for 2021 

2021 DEADLINES (Commercial)

 

 

March 12th, Friday (second Friday of March) Last day to file Notice of Intent Application with the Town Clerk, which must be delivered in person with satisfactory ID showing current residence address.  If different address from previous year, must submit two forms of ID with same residence address.  *If an applicant misses the deadline, they can file an intent until the 3rd Friday in March, March 19th, 2021, by paying a late fee of $600, or $400 for a bushel license.

 

April 7TH, Wednesday (first Wednesday of April) Licenses on sale for those eligible to receive one. You must purchase in person unless a notarized statement listing up to three others who may pick up has been filed with the Town Clerk.   License fee: Resident $500 Non Resident $750 Bushel $225

 

April 22ND, Thursday (10th business day after 1st Wednesday in April) Last day to purchase licenses at the Clerk’s Office. *If an applicant misses the deadline, they can purchase the license until the fifth business day following this date, until Thursday, April 29TH, 2021, by paying a late fee of $600.

 

April 30th, (last Friday in April)    If necessary, lottery will be held at 9:00AM.  For those drawn, licenses will be available today & Monday. You will NOT be notified; it is your responsibility to call for the lottery results.   

 

May 3rd, Monday (end of first business day following lottery) Last day to purchase license if drawn in lottery.  

 

If license(s) are not picked up by the end of business on Monday, May 3rd, the next person(s) on the list will be eligible to pick up the remaining license(s) on Tuesday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 5th.  This process continues at two day intervals until all available licenses have been sold.  You will NOT be notified; it is your responsibility to call to see if any licenses were not picked up.

  

CALL FOR LOTTERY RESULTS!  725-6658

 

Clerk’s Dept. hours: Monday - Wednesday, 8:30AM-4:00PM; 

Thursday, 8:30AM-5:30PM; Friday, 8:30AM-2:30PM

************NOTE-revised town hall hours**********

Student Licenses


Resident letter of intent         Non resident Letter of intent

 New Student Education Requirement Sign off    

Education opportunities information:

The video viewing will occur in room 206 on the following dates (only need to attend one):

 

Thursday, April 15, 3:00-4:00

Tuesday, April 20,  10:00-11:00  

Wednesday, April 21, 10:00-11:00  

Thursday, April 29, 3:00-4:00 

 

NEW applicants who have never taken the “class” are required to view the training video and take a brief quiz.  

You need to call the Clerk's office to reserve a time 725-6658.

2020/21 Harvesting Log       

2020/21 Harvesting Dates

2021 STUDENT DEADLINES

 April 2 (Friday) Intents available 

  • See requirements below; necessary forms will be available with the intents

(NEW APPLICANT-HAS NOT HELD A LICENSE IN THE PRIOR YEAR) Prior to applying for a student shellfish license for the first time, the applicant shall attend at least one educational event sponsored by the Town Marine Resource Committee.  Attendance at such an event will be verified by the Marine Resources Officer or the Town Clerk

 Educational class will be offered at Town hall; TOB contact the Clerk's office for more Information

(APPLICANT WHO IS SEEKING RENEWAL OF LICENSE) In order to be eligible to seek to renew his/her license, a student must have attended at least two local, state or regional shellfish meetings between June 15th and the second Friday of April (4/9/21) in the current licensing year.  Attendance at such an event will be verified by the Marine Resources Officer or the Town Clerk. Failure to do so will result in denial of the application. The student also must provide a shellfish species harvest report annually. 

May 7 (Friday) Last day to file intents 

Intent (application) must be delivered in person with satisfactory ID showing current residence address.  If different address from previous year, must submit two forms of ID with same residence address.   Examples of acceptable forms: Driver’s License, Maine State ID, mail postmarked with your name and address.  NOTE:   TOWN HALL HOURS LISTED BELOW*

 May 10 (Monday) call to see if a Lottery will be held. If not, licenses can be purchased.

 May 14 (Friday)   2:15 PM Lottery, if needed. (It willl be livestreamed on TV 3 or this webpage)

YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS

It is your responsibility to call for the lottery results.  725-6658.

Licenses can be purchased after the lottery.

 May 21 (Friday)   Last day to purchase Licenses by 2:30 PM at the Clerk’s Office - (Resident $100/Non Resident $150)

 Student shellfish license: This license allows the licensee to harvest from June 15th to September 1st and throughout the license year during weekends and holidays where and when it is otherwise lawful to do so.  You must also purchase a state shellfish license.

Please call town clerk’s office for results at 207(725-6658) if you are unable to watch or need to confirm your place on the list.


The Town of Brunswick issues both commercial and recreational shellfish licenses to Brunswick residents and non-residents. View the Brunswick Shellfish Ordinance.

Recreational Licenses

Beginning Monday, April 5th 

Recreational Shellfish Licenses are available to residents and nonresidents. The license is good for a one-year period beginning the first Monday in April. The resident license cost is $50, but free for those 62 years of age and older. The cost for a non-resident shellfish license is $75, but free for those 62 years of age and older.

Applicants must appear in person to fill out an application. Note that the number of available licenses is set annually; non-resident licenses are issued at a rate of one for every ten sold to residents, and the non-resident must get on a waiting list by applying in person at the Town Clerk’s office.

  Commercial Licenses

Commercial Licenses require a Letter of Intent Application; for more information on the commercial license process, please contact our office at 207-725-6658.  


Student Licenses

This license allows the licensee to harvest shellfish from June 15 to September 1 and throughout the remainder of the license year during weekends and holidays where and when it is otherwise lawful to do so.