Recreational shellfish Permit Fees

Type of Permit Fee Qualifications & Further Information
Sandwich Resident - Recreational Permit $30.00 -Issued to those who pay real estate taxes or are residents, as defined, of the Town of Sandwich.
​-Permit also allows the taking of sea worms and eels for non-commercial purposes.
​        a. Family recreational permit: issued on the basis of one per resident family, as defined.
​       b. Individual recreational permit: issued to an unmarried resident individual over the age of 18.
Sandwich Resident - Senior Citizen Recreational Permit None -Individual senior citizen who has attained the age of 70 (by July 01 of given year) and is a legal resident of, as defined, or pays real estate taxes to, the Town of Sandwich.
​ -One (1) senior citizen permit per household.
​ -These permits are to be used by the permit holder and are not to be utilized by other members of their family.
Massachusetts Resident - Recreational Permit $55.00 -Issued to those who pay real estate taxes or are residents, as defined, of the Commonwealth of MA.
​-Permit also allows the taking of sea worms and eels for non-commercial purposes.
​        a. Family recreational permit: issued on the basis of one per resident family, as defined.
​         b. Individual recreational permit: issued to an unmarried resident individual over the age of 18.
Out of State Resident - Recreational Permit $80.00 -Issued to a non-resident of the Town of Sandwich and Commonwealth of MA
Native American - Recreational Permit None -Issued to a person who is of Native American Heritage who pays real estate taxes or are residents, as defined, of the Town of Sandwich are entitled to a Town of Sandwich recreational shellfish permit. This permit allows the taking of sea worms and eels for non-commercial purposes.
​         a. Family recreational permit: issued on the basis of one per resident family, as defined.
​         b. Individual recreational permit: issued to an unmarried resident individual over the age of 18.
Commercial Eel Permit $100.00 -Issued to an individual who pays real estate taxes or are residents, as defined, of the Town of Sandwich. Non-residents are not entitled to purchase a Town of Sandwich commercial eel permit.
Any Permit Replacement $5.00 ---
Shellfish Gauge $2.00 -1st gauge is issued free with sale of a recreational shellfish license.

Where to purchase a permit

  • Recreational Permits may be purchased at the Town Offices, located at 16 Jan Sebastian Drive, in the Sandwich Industrial Park
16 Jan Sebastian Drive, Sandwich, MA 02563