Clam Licenses

How do I obtain a Shellfish Licenses?

Please note: Due to COVID-19 and the Federal and State mandates, town hall is currently closed. For the 2020 shellfish season, we will sell licenses within 30 days of re-opening town hall. The date will be advertised in the York County Coast Star as well as our website. Please check back at the end of April for more information. Shellfish licenses become available from the Town Clerk's office mid-April of each year, and are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are 50 recreational licenses available to Kennebunkport residents at a cost of $15.00 and 25 senior (over 65) resident licenses available at no charge.  There are also 5 recreational licenses available to non-residents at a cost of $30.00 and 3 non-resident senior (over 65) licenses available at no charge.

We will also issue 2 resident commercial licenses at a cost of $125.00 with a limit of 2 pecks per day. There will be no non-resident commercial licenses issued this year.

No daily licenses will be issued.

When/where may I harvest shellfish?

Shellfish may be harvested from the shores and flats of Kennebunkport on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from April 15th thru October 15th with a limit of one peck per week. To find out what areas are open to harvesting, call the Shellfish Warden, Everett Leach, at 608-1163 because this information may change daily.