Welcome to Rhode Island's online Marine License renewal service.
A Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card is required to complete your transaction online.
From this page, you will be able to renew recreational lobster pot & diver licenses, landing permits, marine dealer licenses as well as aquaculture licenses. Student Shellfish licenses may be renewed through June 30, 2021.
Please be advised the renewal grace period for the following licenses has expired effective April 29, 2021: Multipurpose MPURP, Commercial Fishing Licenses CFL, Principal Effort Licenses PEL and Shellfish Licenses aged 65 & over SFO65.
A temporary license identification number will be issued at the completion of your online renewal process. The temporary identification will allow you to engage in the marine fisheries for your license type and endorsement. You must carry your temporary identification with you at all times while engaged in the Rhode Island marine fisheries.
Please allow two weeks for processing and mailing of your marine license. If you do not receive your license within the two-week time period, please contact the DEM, Office of Boat Registration & Licensing at (401) 222-6647.
Licensed fishers are obligated to comply with possession limits for finfish as provided in the Marine Fisheries listserve, dedicated phone line at (401) 423-1920, or webpage at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/marine-fisheries/mfsizes.php. Licensed shellfishers are obligated to comply with conditional closure areas as provided on DEM's dedicated phone line at 401-222-2900.
Additionally, all applicants who harvest shellfish must complete a 30-minute online tutorial, which is located at https://www.ri.gov/dem/training/shellfish/ prior to license issuance/renewal.
See our help page for more information about the cost of your renewal. If you have questions regarding your marine license, please contact the RI DEM Office of Boat Registration & Licensing between 8:30 am and 4 pm (EST) Monday through Friday at (401) 222-6647.