News from the DNR Office of Communications

Shoreline Licensing For Waterfront Property Owners Closing Soon

Deadline for Applications is June 1

Annapolis, MD (May 6, 2010) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind riparian (waterfront) property owners who wish to apply for shoreline licensing that their applications are due by mail June 1. Anyone owning riparian property or people who possess permission of the riparian property owner, may license their shoreline for the purpose of establishing stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, or to prevent others from licensing the shoreline at a later date.

Riparian property owners may license their shoreline for a period of one year for a $20 fee or three years for a $60 fee. Landowners who miss the June 1 deadline may participate in the “open” licensing process that begins Aug. 3, 2010.

For an application and information visit or by call 410-260-8540 or toll free at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367).

   May 6, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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