Scallop License Lottery Now Available

The Maine Department of Marine Resources is announcing a license lottery for four scallop drag licenses. There were no scallop dive licenses retired between 2016 and 2017, so there will not be a scallop dive license lottery in 2018.

The scallop drag license lottery is now open, and will remain open until October 26.

Applicants may enter online at or may or may complete a paper application at the DMR offices in the Marquardt Building, 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta. The Department will not be accepting paper applications through the mail.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine their eligibility to participate in the scallop license lottery. If an applicant is drawn, but determined to be ineligible, that drawing shall be void and the Department will draw another individual. The application fee submitted with the ineligible application is non-refundable.

More information on eligibility criteria is available online.

A Frequently Asked Questions document is available online as well.

If you have remaining questions, please call Maine DMR at 624-6550, Option 2 and we will try to assist you.