Brunswick Town Hall, 85 Union StreetBrunswick, MEPhone: 207-725-6658
Recreational Shellfish Licenses are available to residents and nonresidents. The license is good for one year period beginning the first Monday in April. Applicants must appear in person to fill out an application. The number of available licenses is set annually; non-resident licenses are issued at a rate of one for every ten sold to residents, and the non-resident must get on a waiting list by applying in person at the Town Clerk’s office. Click here for a license application (PDF) Fees: Residents, $25; free for people age 62 and older. Non-residents, $50; free for people age 62 and older.
Freeport Town Hall, 30 Main StreetFreeport, MEPhone: 207-865-4800
All flats bordering the Wolf’s Neck State Park are under the jurisdiction of the Freeport Shellfish Conservation Ordinance. Recreational digging for shellfish in Wolf’s Neck State Park does not require a recreational license.
The town issues a resident, nonresident, and limited (one day) recreational shellfish license. Licenses are issued by the Town Clerk. Fees: resident recreational, $11; nonresident, $22; limited, $15. Fees are waived for people over age 70 and under age 13. Closures: The Shellfish Hotline at 207-865-2904 is always kept up to date on closure information. Or you may contact the shellfish warden through the police department at 207-865-4800.
The towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport & Edgecomb have a joint shellfish management plan.
Fees: $7 per year for residents and non-residents. Licensing year runs from June 1 to May 31. Purchase a license during office hours from the town clerk at any of the four town halls. Shellfish Warden is Nicholas Upham. Phone: 207-380-5635.
Boothbay Harbor Town Clerk, 11 Howard Street, Boothbay Harbor (207-633-7714)
Boothbay Town Clerk, 1011 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay (207-633-2051)
Southport Town Clerk, 361 Hendricks Hill Road, Southport (207-633-6311)
Edgecomb Town Selectman, ME Route 27 (207-882-7018)
Town Clerk, 263 Mountain RoadHarpswell, MEPhone: 207-833-5822
The Town of Harpswell issues annual recreational shellfish licenses to Harpswell residents and non-residents. Licenses are valid from April 1 to March 31. Applicants must appear in person to fill out an application. Non-resident licenses are picked by lottery at a rate of one for every ten resident licenses sold. Non-residents can sign up for the lottery starting March 15 in person at the Town Clerk’s office.
Fee: Residents and taxpayers, $10; non-residents, $20
License application Shellfishing guidelines