For the 2023 shellfish license season, all non-resident recreational shellfish licenses will be issued by lottery drawing.
Starting on May 1, 2023, any non-resident of Biddeford may enter into the non-resident shellfish license lottery drawing by going to the City Clerk’s Office and completing an entry card. Applications are due by the end of day on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
60 names will be drawn on Thursday, May 18, 2023 and folks will be contacted by email/mail if their name is drawn. Anyone whose name is drawn will have until June 12, 2023 to appear in the City Clerk’s Office, with proper ID, to purchase the non-resident shellfish license.
Anyone who is selected in the lottery drawing and does not purchase their non-resident shellfish license by the end of day on June 12, 2023 will no longer be able to purchase a license and another lottery drawing will be held to issue any remaining licenses.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (207) 284-9307 with any questions. The Clerk’s Office hours are Monday-Tuesday, 7am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday, 8am-4pm.
Lottery Drawing Application