NH Sen. Stiles Announces Joint Commercial Fishing Licensing and Permitting Dates

Hampton, NH – Senator Nancy Stiles is pleased to announce that New Hampshire Fish and Game, New Hampshire Division of Ports and Harbors and the Division of Motor Vehicles will offer two opportunities for commercial fisherman to obtain all of their required annual permits and licenses at a single location again this year on Jan. 21 and Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DMV substation at Dover Point, NH. 

New Hampshire’s commercial fisherman can obtain all required permits, including:

  • Commercial Boat Registration, DMV
  • Commercial Fishing License, NH Fish and Game
  • Pier Use Permit, NH Division of Ports and Harbors

It is estimated that over 100 commercial fisherman from the state’s seacoast region obtained their required licenses and permits during last year’s cooperative effort and many found it to be very convenient as Commercial Boat Registrations and Commercial Saltwater Fishing License are usually only available at the agency locations in Concord, NH.

“Bringing together the state’s Fish and Game, Division of Ports and Harbors and DMV is one way New Hampshire is making the licensing process more efficient, one-stop effort for our hard-working commercial fishermen,” said Senator Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton).

“We saw an unbelievable response and great success in providing this opportunity last year and hope to continue offering collaborative commercial fishing permitting and licensing dates each year.”

 A Marine Patrol Officer will also be on hand to answer general questions and can also provide boater safety guides throughout the day.

Questions regarding permits or licenses may be directed to the Department of Motor Vehicles by calling 603-227-4000.