Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has made temporary changes to its business operations for the safety of our employees and the general public. Licenses may be purchased at MDMR from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Monday through Friday or by mailing to 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530. Recreational fishing licenses can also be purchased online at For permits or any other inquiries, visit our website at or call 228-374-5000.


Updated 04/03/2020 (Subject to change. Please check this page regularly.)

  • The following guidance is provided in carrying out and complying with Governor Reeves’ Executive Orders and subsequent guidance:
    • Commercial fishing is defined as an Essential Business and may continue to operate. However, every effort should be made to comply with the CDC and MSDH guidance of maintaining 6 ft of distancing and no gatherings of 10 or more people. 
    • Recreational boating and fishing does not meet the definitions of the Governor’s Executive Order.