Licensing and Registration Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Service Centers are open by appointment only. Customers can
click here to schedule appointments online.
Services will continue to be available by mail, online, and via telephone at
local service center offices. Licenses, permits, and stamps can be obtained by using the department’s online
The 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. 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
Buy Online: If you want to buy a license through our secure website, click the button below. (Please review the "Before You Buy Online" section on the right first.) You can also use our call center for certain purchases.
Visit Us: If you'd rather visit one of our
department staffed Service Centers in Maryland, begin with finding one close to you. Boating registration can ONLY be done through one of our Department of Natural Resources Service Centers.
Department of Natural Resources Service Centers 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. / Monday - Friday Except State Holidays We Accept Cash, Checks, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.
Go Local: We also have sports license agents located throughout the State if you'd prefer to visit a local business to get your license. Boating business must be done through an official Department of Natural Resources Service Center.
Phone Sales: You can also purchase your license via phone.
Call 866-344-8889. Hours for Phone Sales are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding State Holidays.
Regardless of how you get your license/permits, we expect you'll receive exceptional service. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing provide DNR ID number, if possible. If question/concern relates to your boat, please provide the boat number.