Notice to Industry Regarding Access to DMR Facilities and Licensing Resources

The Maine CDC recommends limiting contact and exhibiting social distancing due to the Coronavirus, so access to all Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) facilities in Augusta, West Boothbay Harbor, Bangor, Lamoine, Jonesboro, and Rockland will be by appointment only.Contact information for DMR staff can be foundon the DMR website.

If industry members need to apply for or renew a license or order tags, and can only do so on paper, there are applications and order forms available in the entryway of the Augusta office at 32 Blossom Lane in Augusta. There is also a drop box at the Augusta office where items can be left for DMR, including license applications and order forms. PLEASE NOTE: NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME, HOWEVER CREDIT CARDS, MONEY ORDERS, OR CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT.

However, DMR strongly urges industry members to submit applications, order tags, upload documents, report landings, etc. via DMR's online system, LEEDS at https://maine-dmr-leeds-prod.pegacloud.com/

If using LEEDS is not possible, DMR also encourages everyone to download documents from the department's licensing web page at https://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercial-fishing/licenses/index.html and to submit them by mail to the address indicated on the document.

Please visit our website for more updated information or to download applications.

Limited licensing staff will still be working to assist with licensing issues over the phone, but in order to limit contact as recommended by CDC, staff will not be available for face to face conversations.

DMR's Licensing Division can be reached by phone at 207-624-6550, Option 2. Documents may be faxed to the Licensing Division at 207-287-4474 or 207-624-6024. Staff will be available to assist with any questions or concerns.

We appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Stay safe.