News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourceswill begin offering appointments atselectlicensing and registration centersin a phased reopening of in-person services for customers.

Appointments will be available starting June 15 at the following locations (unless otherwise noted):

  • Bel Air– 501 W. MacPhail Road #2
  • Centreville, 120 Broadway Ave.
  • Cumberland– 13300 Winchester Road (open Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Essex– 1338 Eastern Blvd. A (open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
  • Frederick– 1601A Bowmans Farm Road
  • Salisbury– 251 Tilghman Road #2
  • Solomons– 14175 Solomons Island Road S.,opens June 12

Additional locations and start dates will be posted on the department’s website as they become available.

Customers will be able to schedule appointments online at the link for eachservice center locationor by calling the center for assistance.

Only customers with appointments will be allowed entry. Unless accompanying a customer who needs assistance, we request that additional family or friends wait outside.

Customers are required to wear face masks for entry, and should arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for their appointments to allow for security protocols to be followed. Staff at the entrances will conduct brief screenings, which may include a temperature check and survey questions.

This reopening is following guidelines oftheMaryland Strong: Roadmap to Recoverywhich includes aSafer at Home public health advisory. Marylanders, particularly older and more vulnerable Marylanders, are strongly advised to continue staying home as much as possible.

The onlineCOMPASS portalprovides 24/7 self service access to recreational licenses, permits, and stamps; off-road vehicle registrations; magazine subscriptions; and donation options in support of your favorite Maryland Department of Natural Resources programs.

Additionally, the department can process transactions by mail at theAnnapolis,Bel Air,Centreville,Salisbury,Solomons, andFrederickservice centers.

Governor Hogan has granted a grace period for certain licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations that have expired or would otherwise be renewable during the state of emergency (since March 5, 2020). The grace period will last 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency.