Starting Monday, June 12, 2023, the City of Biddeford will be selling shellfish licenses for the 2023/2024 Shellfish Season. Licenses will be available in the City Clerk’s Office during the business hours of Monday-Tuesday 7:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be an unlimited number of recreational resident licenses and a limit of 10% recreational non-resident shellfish licenses available. Resident shellfish licenses are $30.00 each and non-resident shellfish licenses are $60.00 each.
Residents between the ages of 65 & 69 will pay $10.00. Non-residents between the ages of 65 & 69 will pay $20.00.
Starting Tuesday, June 6, 2023, the City of Biddeford will be accepting applications for commercial resident shellfish licenses. The deadline for applications will be June 20 and the lottery will be held June 21,
1-Day Shellfish Licenses will also be available. 1-Day licenses will be limited to 10 licenses per day and sold at $20.00 each.
YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION (Driver’s License is preferred). Upon completion of a Shellfish Application, the City Clerk’s Office will issue the Shellfish License.
NOTE: The Shellfish Season runs year-round, from June 12 to May 31. Individuals do not need a license to assist a license holder in harvesting shellfish. “Guests” are permitted to assist a license holder in harvesting shellfish for a combined total that does not exceed one peck of shellfish per license per day.