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Commercial Marine Licensing Event to Be Held on December 9, 2023

Robert Atwood – NHFG: (603) 868-1095
Tracy Shattuck – DPH: (603) 436-8500
Holly Ramsey – DMV: (603) 227- 4030
NHFG Region 3 Office: (603) 868-1095
November 21, 2023

Durham, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG), Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Pease Development Authority Division of Ports and Harbors (DPH) will host one commercial marine licensing event in December. The event provides the commercial fishing industry with a one-stop opportunity to obtain annual commercial fishing licenses, mooring and pier use permits, and vessel registrations, all at one convenient location.

The licensing day will be held Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 the Dover DMV Office, 50 Boston Harbor Road, Dover, NH.

As a reminder:

  • Only check or exact cash will be accepted for the purchase of NHFG commercial fishing licenses and for DPH permits; credit/debit cards will not be accepted.
  • Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express) will be accepted by DMV only; DMV will also accept cash or check for vessel registrations.
  • Commercial licenses with reporting requirements will not be issued if reporting is not up to date.
  • If you have received your current boat registration renewal notice, please bring that with you. If you have not, you will need your current boat registration and a valid ID.

The decision to cancel due to weather will be made by 4:00 pm on the Friday before, and a cancellation notice will be posted at

Similar days have been held since the 2014 licensing year with great success. We look forward to working with our partner agencies to bring this convenience to our commercial fishing industry again this year.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s marine, fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. The Department’s Marine Fisheries Division is located in Durham, NH.