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. 

PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM our Licensing system (LEEDS) will be unable to accept electronic funds transfers (EFT’s)  from checking or savings accounts due to a scheduled maintenance outage. Credit cards will still be available for use in the system.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that cell phones, tablets, or iPads cannot be used to create a login or obtain/update a license at this time.

After you have created a login, go to 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 more options than our previous online system, 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.

2019 License Applications

2019 Dealer License Application Forms

2019 Commercial Harvester License Application Forms

Commercial Lobster Harvester:

Other Commercial Harvesters:

2019 Non-Commercial/Recreational License Application Forms:

2018 License Applications

2018 Dealer License Application Forms

2018 Commercial Harvester License Application Forms

Other Commercial Harvesters:

Lobster Tag Order Forms

Other Forms and Documents

Lobster and Crab


Additional Information