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Maryland State Government Maryland Department of the Environment

Marine Contractor Registration
State of Maryland Board of Marine Contractors 

In accordance with Chapter 286 of the 2010 Laws of Maryland (Chapter 286), all marine contractors performing or soliciting marine contractor services in the State of Maryland are required to be registered with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) no later than December 31, 2010. Individuals who are employed by an agency of the federal government or State of Maryland may perform marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their employment without having to register or obtain a license from the Marine Contractors Licensing Board.

In addition to marine contractor registration, the law also provides the forthcoming requirements to become a licensed marine contractor. This will entail an application for licensure, application fee, examination, and continuing education credit hours. As the structure of the Marine Contractor Licensing Board develops, further information will be supplied to this site.

Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article, Title 17-202, the Governor will appoint seven individuals to serve on the Marine Contractors Licensing Board for a term of three years. Three of the individuals to serve on the Board will be selected by the Governor from marine contractors registered with MDE. In its entirety, the Marine Contractors Licensing Board will be responsible for the licensing and regulation of individual marine contractors and marine contracting businesses that are principally located in the State of Maryland. All fees will be used solely for the administration of the Marine Contractors Licensing Board.

Marine contractors who fail to register with MDE by the December 31, 2010 deadline may not perform or solicit marine contractor services in the State of Maryland after that date and may be subject to the penalties established in Title 17 of the Environment Article. In addition, even if you have a Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) License, you may still be required to register with MDE.  Registration exemption only includes those individuals who are employed by an agency of the federal government or the State of Maryland that perform marine contractor services while in the performance of the duties of their employment.

Registration Instructions:  Marine contractor registration is a two-step process.  The first step is to complete and submit the registration form. The second step is to submit the fee.

 

Step 1:  Complete and submit the Marine Contractor Registration Form.  There are two options for submitting the registration form as shown below: 

·         Online Submittal: Online submittal requires an email address.  Click on the Marine Contractor Registration Form link below to complete and submit the registration form online. 

                   Marine Contractor Registration Form 

·      Submittal by Mail:  Print the form from the link above or request a registration form by mail from the address below or contact MDE at 410-537-3837 or 1-800-633-6101, ext. 3837.  Mail the completed form to:

   Maryland Department of the Environment

          1800 Washington Boulevard

          Baltimore, Maryland 21230

 

Step 2:  Complete the Marine Contractor Registration Fee Remittance Form and mail the form along with the $300 fee to the Department.  To obtain the form, click on the Marine Contractor Registration Fee Remittance Form link below.  Please make your check payable in the amount of $300 to the Maryland Department of the Environment and include on your check the following information:  PCA 13910 AGY/OBJ 5625.                  

                  Marine Contractor Registration Fee Remittance Form

Please mail the completed remittance form and $300 check to: 

           Maryland Department of the Environment

           P.O. Box 2057

           Baltimore, Maryland 21203-2057

Please be advised that registration will not be considered complete until your fee has been received.

For inquiries concerning the registration process, please contact the Maryland Department of the Environment, Water Management Administration, Wetlands and Waterways Program.

The following list of employees will assist you with your questions.

Rebecca Krieg:      410-537-3522, ext. 3522

Melissa McCanna:  410-537-4053, ext. 4053

Tom Blair:            410-537-3527, ext. 3527

Toll-Free:  1-800-633-6101 and then dial the extension from the above list.