Maryland Department of Natural Resources Service Centers are
open by appointment only.
on the service center location below to make an appointment for that location.
You will receive a confirmation at the email address provided when making the
appointment. This will allow you cancel or change your appointment.
will continue to be available by mail, online, and via telephone at local service center offices.
permits, and stamps can be obtained by using the department’s online COMPASS portal.
customers with appointments will be allowed entry. Unless accompanying a
customer who needs assistance, we require that additional family or friends
are required to wear face masks for entry, and should arrive 5 to 10 minutes
early for their appointments to allow for security protocols to be followed.
Staff at the entrances will conduct brief screenings, which may include a
temperature check and survey questions.
online COMPASS portal provides 24/7 self service access to recreational
licenses, permits, and stamps; off-road vehicle registrations; magazine
subscriptions; and donation options in support of your favorite Maryland
Department of Natural Resources programs.
reopening is following guidelines of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery which includes a Safer at Home public health advisory. Marylanders, particularly older and more
vulnerable Marylanders, are strongly advised to continue staying home as much
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about DNR operations during
department is reminding recreational hunters and fishers that they must have a
valid license and any required permits or stamps to hunt or fish in Maryland.
Due to the pandemic and the temporary closure of DNR’s licensing centers, a
grace period was in place for existing license holders whose recreational
hunting and fishing licenses expired during the state of emergency. That grace
period will end on January 1, 2021. Licenses, permits, and stamps can be
obtained at Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Licensing Centers by
appointment only, by visiting a retail sport license agent or by using the department’s
online COMPASS portal.
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