MDMR accepting commercial fishing license renewals via mail

20-23-CWS | March 30, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – In order to comply with Governor Reeve’s Executive Order 1463 dated March 24, 2020, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will not be issuing commercial licenses to in-person applicants until April 17, 2020. 


In the event, the Governor issues a subsequent Order extending the emergency provisions beyond April 17, 2020, the public will be advised accordingly.


Applicants may continue to obtain commercial licenses by mailing a copy of both the boat registration and the boat owner’s driver’s license to the MDMR at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at