DNR Licensing and Registration Service

DNR Service Centers will be closed August 29th and September 1st due to service reduction and the Labor Day Holiday.

DNR provides the following quick and easy ways for you to obtain your licenses and registrations! Our goal is to provide efficient and effective service.

 For Information regarding Off Road Vehicles please click here.

Online COMPASS Portal
24 hours / 7 days a week / 365 days a year
We Accept Discover, Mastercard and Visa

COMPASS FAQs


Live Operator Call Center    1-855-855-3906
Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Saltwater Registrations Only
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM / 7 days a week / 365 days a year
We Accept Discover, Mastercard and Visa

7 DNR Service Centers
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Monday - Friday Except State Holidays
We Accept Cash, Checks, Discover, Mastercard and Visa

More than 250 Sport License Agents located throughout the State of Maryland with hours of operation set by the individual business.

Select a Region on the map for a List
of Licensing Agents listed by County & City.

Regional Map of Maryland with links to Regional Licensing Agents Links to Licensing Agents in Eastern Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Eastern Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Southern Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Southern Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Central Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Central Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Central Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Central Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Western Maryland Links to Licensing Agents in Western Maryland

Learn More About Our Services

How to Apply for a License or Registration

Hunting Licenses

Fishing Licenses

Register Your Boat

Online Saltwater Angler Registration
Also register by phone 1-855-855-3906 through our 7 AM to 7 PM Live Operator Call Center

Download & Print  from DNR Forms and Application Download Central

Our new forms & applications section has a number of downloads available to make your life easier. Everything from the striped bass survey form to a permit to hunt from a vehicle can all be accessed and printed out from your home or office.

Contact Us

We are always looking for new, better and more efficient ways to serve our customers and welcome any suggestions you may have. Should you have any suggestions please email us, or call 410-260-3220 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, excluding State Holidays.

If you are contacting us regarding an issue with online license purchases through COMPASS, please include as much information as practical about you and a detailed description of the problem encountered. At a minimum we request your DNRid number, or full Legal Name and Date of Birth so we can identify you quickly and accurately in COMPASS to troubleshoot your issue.