Shellfish Licenses

Commercial Licenses  (ALL COMMERCIAL LICENSES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR 2022-23 INTENTS FOR 2023-24 WILL BE AVAILABLE DECEMBER 16, 2022)  (STUDENT PROCESS IS LISTED BELOW)

Letters of Intent - Resident

Letters of Intent - Non Resident

2022 DEADLINES (Commercial)

December 17th, Friday (third Friday of December) Intents become available (no sooner than the third Friday in December) 

 March 11th, 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 18th, 2022, by paying a late fee of $600, or $400 for a bushel license.

April 6TH, 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 21st, 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 28TH, 2021, by paying a late fee of $600.

 April 29th, (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 2nd, 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 2nd, the next person(s) on the list will be eligible to pick up the remaining license(s) on Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4th.  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-4:30PM; 

Thursday, 8:30AM-6:00PM; Friday, 8:30AM-3:00PM




Student Licenses


Classes for new student applicants who have never held a student license before will be 

Thursday, April 21 @ 5:00 in room 206 and Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Rm 206


Student Resident letter of intent         Non resident Student Letter of intent

Student Form for Meeting Attendance  2022-23

Student Harvesting Log 2022-23

Student Educational Meeting Attendance (new applicants)

2022 STUDENT DEADLINES

April 1 (first Friday in April) 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

(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 (4/8/22) 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 6 (first Friday in May) 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  9 (Monday) call to see if a Lottery will be held. If not, licenses can be purchased.  (Resident $100 Non-Resident $150)

May 13 (second Friday in May)   2:30 PM Lottery, if needed.

Contact Clerk’s office for the lottery results.   725-6658

Licenses can be purchased after the lottery.

 May 20 (third Friday in May)   Last day* to purchase Licenses by 3:00 PM at the Clerk’s Office 

*unless student is chosen by lottery, then the ordinance language applies

 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. 


Recreational Licenses

Beginning Monday, April 4th 

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.