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Shellfish License


Town Hall hours: Monday—Thursday 7am to 5pm

Resident and Non-Resident Commercial Shellfish Lotteries

If there are any licenses available. Applications for the Resident and Non-Resident Commercial Shellfish Lotteries can be taken at the Town Clerk’s Office starting on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4.  The lottery will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at the Safety Building [next to Town Hall] 275 US Route One in the fire bay. Check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m.  You must be present for the lottery.

Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish and Non- Resident Over 65 Complimentary Shellfish

There will be no lottery in 2024. Applications for the Non-Resident licenses will be on a first come first serve basis starting at 7am on Monday, April 8 in the Town Clerk’s Office. *SOLD OUT for 2024*

You are able to pay by cash or check for your license. If paying by check, please make checks payable to the Town of Scarborough.

Any person wishing to dig shellfish must possess a shellfish license. Year round licenses are valid from May 1st through April 30th of each year. Resident and non-resident day passes are also available in the Town Clerk's Office.  

To check to see if there are any closures, please call the Shellfish Hotline at 207-730-4300, extension 1

For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 207-730-4020.


Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements. 

Shellfish Conservation Ordinance