Welcome to Rhode Island's online marine license renewal service.
A Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card is required to complete your transaction online.
Please be advised that the license year runs from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 with the renewal window period running from January 1, 2019 through Midnight on February 28, 2019 (for CFL, PEL, MPURP and SFO65 license holders). Failure to renew your license by February 28, 2019 will result in the assessment of an additional Two Hundred Dollar ($200.00) late fee if you opt to renew your marine license during the sixty (60) day grace period for late renewals, which runs March 1, 2019 through April 29, 2019. Deadline dates and renewal grace periods do not extend the validity of expired licenses. It is unlawful to fish in 2019 without a valid 2019 license.
Please note, Student Shellfish License (STUDSF) license holders have until June 30, 2019 to renew the license. There will be no grace period or late fee renewals for Student Shellfish License holders.
All licenses being renewed via the Internet must be completed on or before April 29, 2019. 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/bnatres/fishwild/mfsizes.htm. 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.
The online renewal service is not currently accepting renewals. Please contact the DEM directly at (401) 222-6647 with any questions.