Shellfish Permit Information & Fees

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2014 Shellfish permits are now available for sale.

Permits can be purchased at the Beach Sticker Office (open seasonally) and at the Administration Office in Town Hall year round.

Current status of shellfishing areas:

Indian Neck:            

Open (every day until June 1, 2014, then Wednesdays and Sundays until September 30, 2014)

Chipman's Cove: 

Open (open every day from October 27, 2013 through April 30, 2014, 30 minutes after sunset)

Duck Creek:            

Open (November 1, 2013 until April 30, 2014)

Herring River:

Open (March 15, 2014 until August 31, 2014)

Recreational shellfishing is permitted with valid shellfish license.   

You must have your 2014 shellfish license with you.

Wellfleet Shellfish Permit Fees

Annual Resident*                                             $50.00
Seasonal Resident*                                          $30.00
Annual Senior Resident (age 65+)*                  $10.00
Annual Non Resident                                        $200.00
Seasonal Non Resident                                    $75.00
Commercial                                                      $300.00
Junior Commercial (ages 14-16)                      $100.00
Senior Commercial (age 65+)                           $50.00
Commercial Eel                                                 $3.00
Replacement fee for all licenses:                       $10.00
Annual Shellfish Permit Dates:                       Jan 1-Dec 31
Seasonal Shellfish Permit Dates:                   June 1-Sept 30

*Wellfleet residents must provide proof of residency at time of purchase