Shellfish Permits

Resident Recreational Permits
Persons with proof of residency in the Town of Ipswich may be granted a permit.

Fee: $30 per calendar year  plus $10.00 enhancement fee  
         70+ years old - $10.00 enhancement fee only

Resident Recreational Family Permits
A head of household whose principal year round domicile is within the Town of Ipswich may be granted a resident family permit. This permit entitles the head of household, his or her spouse living within the same domicile, his or her children 14 years of age or younger, and any other person living within the same domicile whose legal guardian is the said head of household to be included on the permit.

Fee: $40 per calendar year plus $10.00 enhancement fee

Non-resident Recreational Permits
Persons with proof of residence in Massachusetts but who are not residents of Ipswich may be granted a permit.

Fee: $150 per calendar year plus $10.00 enhancement fee

One Day Recreational Permits
Out of state residents may be issued a 1 day permit under the following conditions:
  • They name in the application the name and permit number of an Ipswich licensed permit holder that will accompany them.
  • They are accompanied by the sponsoring permit holder on the day specified on the permit.

Fee: $20 per day

Commercial Shellfish Permits
Commercial permits may be applied for at the Town Clerk's Office. Please see the Town of Ipswich Shellfish Regulations for additional information regarding commercial licenses.

Fee: Under 70 years old - $400 fee plus $50 enhancement fee     
         70+ years old - $50.00 enhancement fee only    
         Student - $200 fee plus $50 enhancement fee