Shellfish Commission

Commercial Shellfish License Information

A Commercial Shellfish License is purchased yearly between the months of January - March at the Natural Resources office. The cost for this license is $250.00 and must be accompanied with an application form and a Commercial license from the Division of Marine Fisheries.

Recreational Shellfish License Information

A Recreational Shellfish License is purchased yearly and valid for the calendar year. Only one license is issued per household and anyone in the immediate family may carry said permit on his/her person during its use. Licenses may be purchased at the Natural Resources office during regular business hours.

How to Obtain a Rec. Shellfish License

  • Dennis Residents over 70 years of age: $3.00 per calendar year
  • Dennis Residents: $20.00 per calendar year
  • Non-Residents: $65.00 per calendar year

Dennis residents need to bring their driver's license and one additional form of documentation with the Dennis address on it such as a current property tax bill or utility bills.

Cash or checks are accepted.

If you are renewing your shellfish license from the previous year, please bring in your current shellfish license and we will update it with a new valid sticker for the calendar year.

If you missed a year or more of renewal, you will need to bring in your driver's license and one additional form of documentation with the Dennis address on it.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Karen M. Johnson Director of Natural Resources (508) 760-6123
Amber Salvage Shellfish Constable (508) 760-6123

Commission Members

Name Title
Glen Morrell Chair
Aaron Brochu Member
Steve Drowne Member
Carl Howard Member
John Lowell Member
Robert Pickering Member
Ray Ward Member
Jeffrey Doyle Alternate