Maine Marine Dealer and Harvester Licenses, and Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry

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Online Licensing System (LEEDS)

The Maine Department of Marine Resources' online licensing and landings system, called LEEDS (Licensing Enforcement and Environmental Data System) is now available. In order to apply for a new license or renew a license with the system, you first need to create a login for LEEDS

Frequently Asked Questions

After you have created a login, go to LEEDS here (
      Instructions on how to update your contact information in LEEDS here (PDF, 3 pages)
      A video showing you how to update your contact information in LEEDS here

If you have never logged into LEEDS before, create your LEEDS login here.

If you are renewing your license online, this system will provide you with many options, including:

  • Renew a license
  • Apply for a new license you’ve never held before
  • Order tags (for certain licenses)
  • Reprint your license
  • Upgrade a license (if applicable)
  • Pay administrative fees
  • Report landings (coming soon)
  • Upload documents to the department
  • Change your password to the system

If you have had licenses with the Department, you already have a Landings Number.  Please be sure that once you create your login, that your landings number has not changed.  If your landings number is different once you create your login, please contact the Licensing Division before moving forward in the system.   Also, if your SS # is not correct in our system, or the FEIN # has changed, you will not be able to renew your licenses under the “NEW” landings number, and will need to contact Licensing to correct/update in order to  proceed. 

View a video showing you how to complete this process here.

For assistance with LEEDS, call the DMR licensing division at (207) 624-6550, Option 2.

Register for the Maine Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry Online Here

Paper DMR License Application Forms

Below are lists of applications and forms that may be printed out and submitted to the Department for processing.  Form instructions, fees, and where to mail them are usually on the second page of each form.  PDF files require Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader software (download here), version 6 or higher.  Please print these files using the reader software print icon, not your browser print icon.  If you need an alternate format, please call the DMR licensing division at (207) 624-6550, Option 2.

2021 Application Forms

2021 Dealer License Application Forms

2021 Commercial Harvester License Application Forms

Commercial Lobster Harvester:

Other Commercial Harvesters:

2021 Non-Commercial/Recreational License Application Form:


Lobster Tag Order Forms

Other Forms and Documents

Additional Information

  • To request data from our harvester or dealer license database, please follow the links below and complete the forms. For more information about the types of licenses we issue, review the lists above. Note that some license-holders do not actively fish or buy/sell, and their status (active or inactive) is confidential.
          Harvester Data Request Form     Dealer Data Request Form
    A spreadsheet will be sent to you based on the information you have requested. Your request will be processed in the order in which it was received.  Thank you.
  • A Guide to Lobstering in Maine, pdf file, 1 MB
  • For municipal shellfish licenses, please visit or call your local town office.
  • Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry info
  • If you need help deciding which license you need, contact your Marine Patrol Office or (207) 624-6550.
  • If you have a problem opening or using any of these applications please contact the DMR Webmaster.
  • If you have any questions, call the DMR licensing division at (207) 624-6550.