In order to accept direct or indirect consideration for providing services as a fishing guide in Maryland waters a person shall obtain a license or a Maryland Provisional Charter Boat Permit. Senate Bill 301 passed in the 2003 session of the Maryland General Assembly and provides for a Maryland Provisional Charter Boat Permit effective October 1, 2003. A Virginia charter boat licensee may request a Maryland Provisional Charter Boat Permit from the Department with this form. There is no charge for the permit.
Senate Bill 301 (§ 4-210.2) is briefly summarized as follows:
Please allow at least one week to process your application. Your application must include: a completed application form, proof that you were a Virginia Charter Boat licensee in 2001 and 2002, a copy of your current coast guard license and current Virginia Charter Boat license.
Maryland Provisional Charter Boat Permits can not be processed at the licensing service centers.
Click here for a Fishing Guide Reciprocity Application
If you have any questions regarding the Maryland Provisional Charter Boat Permit, please contact Connie Lewis
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)