Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
Contact for Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
Division of Marine Fisheries - Boston Office
The Details of Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
What you need for Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
- To apply for a saltwater fishing permit, you'll need to provide your personal information.
- If applying online, you'll also need a debit or credit card.
Fees for Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
|Saltwater fishing permit (anglers under 60)||$10||per person|
|Saltwater fishing permit (anglers 60 and over)||$0||per person|
How to buy Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
You can apply for or renew your saltwater fishing permit by accessing the MassFishHunt portal. The website will walk you through getting your permit.
When you purchase online, there's an additional $1.68 fee, including for free permits ($1.34 administrative handling and a $0.34 convenience fee).
Please note that your MassFishHunt transaction will be indicated on your debit or credit card statement as follows:
ACT*MADFG MassFishHunt 615-263-4257
Download the paper application to apply for or renew a recreational saltwater fishing permit. Mail completed applications with a check payable to:
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114
You can apply for or renew your permit in person at our Boston, Gloucester, or New Bedford offices. Our Gloucester and New Bedford offices only accept checks or money orders. Those offices are open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our Boston office accepts checks, money orders, or cash, and is open from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Permits can also be bought or renewed at one of our approved vendor locations.
To apply for or renew your permit by phone, call MassFishHunt at 1-866-703-1925. Permits are available for purchase through this toll-free number from 5 am to 5 pm.
More info about Buy a recreational saltwater fishing permit
Whether you print your permit or have it stored on your mobile device, you must always have a version of your current fishing permit with you when saltwater fishing in Massachusetts.