Riparian Property Licensing Now Open
Applications Must Be Submitted Prior to June 1
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service is accepting applications for offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline licenses for riparian (waterfront) property owners.
Riparian property owners, or those with permission from the property owner, may license their shoreline. A license will establish offshore stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, or prevent others from licensing the shoreline at a later date.
Applicants must submit paperwork and fees by mail, or in person at the Tawes building in Annapolis, prior to June 1, 2015. Licenses are $20 for one year or $60 for three years. Landowners who miss the June 1 deadline may participate in the “open” licensing process that begins August 4.
Applications and information on laws related to shoreline licensing for riparian property owners are available at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Licenses/riparian.asp or by calling the Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540, toll free at 1-877-620-8367.