Licensing & Registration Service Centers

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Service Centers are open by appointment only. Customers can schedule appointments online or call a local service center for assistance.

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 COMPASS portal.

Click 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.Our Annapolis Service Center will be open only by appointment starting June 29, 2020.





Governor Hogan has issued an executive order related to licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations that may be expiring or up for renewal during the state of emergency. The executive order immediately grants a grace period of 30 days after the date of termination of the state of emergency. This includes items normally processed at our Maryland Department of Natural Resources Licensing Service Centers.

Our online COMPASS portal provides 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of 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.

Customers are encouraged to check our website, or contact us at customerservice.dnr@maryland for updates or additional information.