Welcome to Rhode Island's online marine license renewal service.
A Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card is required to complete your transaction online.
The license year runs from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 with the renewal window period running from January 1, 2016 through midnight on February 29, 2016 (for license types: CFL, PEL, MPURP, SFO65). Failure to renew your license by February 29, 2016 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, 2016 through April 29, 2016. Deadline dates and renewal grace periods do not extend the validity of expired licenses. It is unlawful to fish in 2016 without a valid 2016 license.
Please note new for 2016, Student Shellfish License (STUDSF) license holders have until June 30, 2016 to renew the license. There will be no grace period or late fee renewals for Student Shellfish License holders.
All licenses being renewed online must be completed on or before April 29, 2016. 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 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 on our website. Licensed shellfishers are obligated to comply with conditional closure areas as provided on DEM's dedicated phone line at (401) 222-2900.
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.