Commercial Marine License fees for nonresidents will increase October 1

On October 1, 2021 the Department of Land and Natural Resources will implement a $250.00 fee for nonresident commercial marine licenses per Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 13-74-20 which became effective August 27, 2021. The $100.00 fee for Hawaii residents remains the same.

“HAR 13-74-1 (Definitions) defines a “resident” as “an individual that has established the individual’s primary residence and worked in the State continuously for a period of twelve months or longer immediately prior to applying for, or obtaining a license or permit, or has filed or paid the individual’s State income taxes for the previous tax period.”

Please be aware that licensees can renew a commercial marine license sixty days in advance. Additionally, the application process and all documents needed for approval remain the same. For questions, please contact the Honolulu licensing desk of the Division of Aquatic Resources at (808) 587-0109 or [email protected]