Non-Commercial Permit

To obtain a non-commercial shellfish permit, you must complete the Application for Permit below, submit proof of residency in the Town of Hempstead for at least six months, and the appropriate fee if required.

Proof of Residency: Please upload an image of both sides of your New York State driver's license or photo ID, as well as an updated headshot to be used on your official permit.

Online Application

View Non-Commercial Shellfish Permit Application

Fees

If a permit fee is required, it can be paid via credit card (additional $1.50 service charge) on the shellfish permit portal above.  

You can also make checks or money orders payable to the Town of Hempstead and mail to:
Town of Hempstead
Department of Conservation and Waterways
1401 Lido Boulevard
P.O. Box 180
Point Lookout, NY 11569

Permit TypeAge 15 and UnderAges 16 to 59Senior Citizens Ages 60 and Over
Clam Permits
  • $10 annual fee
  • Must have parental consent and a photo.
  • Permit expires December 31 each year.
  • $10 annual fee
  • Permit expires December 31 each year.
  • No fee
  • Permit is valid for five years.
Mussel Permits (Special Shellfish)
  • $10 annual fee
  • Must have parental consent and a photo.
  • Permit expires December 31 each year.
  • $10 annual fee
  • Permit expires December 31 each year.
  • $2 annual fee
  • Permit expires December 31st each year.