Shellfish Permits

Commercial Shellfish Permit Information

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    Commercial Shellfish Permit applications and the required documentation must be submitted to the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources between February 1 and February 29. Each application may be subject to a 15-day review by the Shellfish Constable. The fee for a Yarmouth Commercial Shellfish Permit is $325.00 and must be accompanied with a MA Commercial Permit with a shellfish endorsement and a Shellfish Identification Card issued by the Division of Marine Fisheries.
Town of Yarmouth Commercial Shellfish Permit applications can be found here.

Information for commercial permits issued by the Division of Marine Fisheries can be found here. 
Commercial Shellfish Regulations are available for online review. 

Recreational Shellfish License Information

Englewood Oyster Season
Town of Yarmouth Recreational Shellfish Permits are valid from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. The opening and closing of Recreational shellfishing areas may be subject to change. It is the responsibility of the shellfish permit holder to read, review and understand all rules and regulations prior to engaging in any lawful shellfishing activities.

Recreational Shellfish Permit Fees
  • Residents & Taxpayers (under 75 years of age) $30.00
  • Senior Resident & Taxpayers (75 years of age and over) $15.00
  • Veterans Providing a DD214 Form $30.00
  • Non-Residents or Non-Taxpayers $80.00

*Proof of Residency is Required*

Recreational Shellfish Regulations are available for online review.

The Town of Yarmouth Shellfish, Eel, Herring and Crab Rules and Regulations Booklet is available for download or in-person pickup at the DNR Office. 

How to purchase a Recreational Shellfish Permit


For quick, easy and secure online payment by credit/debit card or eCheck, visit our online payment website.  For step by step video instructions on how to use this website please click here.  eCheck is free, credit or debit payments will include a 2.95% service fee (minimum $1.00).

  • In-Person

Town of Yarmouth Recreational Shellfish Permits can be purchased in-person at the Clerk's Office within Town Hall located at 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664.