Resident Recreational Permits
Persons with proof of residency in the Town of Ipswich may be granted a permit.
Fee: $30 per calendar year plus $10.00 enhancement fee
70+ years old - $10.00 enhancement fee only
Resident Recreational Family Permits
A head of household whose principal year round domicile is within the Town of Ipswich may be granted a resident family permit. This permit entitles the head of household, his or her spouse living within the same domicile, his or her children 14 years of age or younger, and any other person living within the same domicile whose legal guardian is the said head of household to be included on the permit.
Fee: $40 per calendar year plus $10.00 enhancement fee
Non-Resident Recreational Permits
Persons with proof of residence in Massachusetts but who are not residents of Ipswich may be granted a permit.
Fee: $150 per calendar year plus $10.00 enhancement fee
Non-Resident Massachusetts Veterans
One Day Recreational Permits
The One Day permit fee for a Massachusetts resident who is not a resident of Ipswich is $20.00 per day. In order to purchase a One Day permit you must appear with proof of residence in Massachusetts the day you wish to dig. You may purchase a One Day permit for Saturday on Friday.
You must be at the Town Clerks Office at least a 1/2 hour before closing time to purchase a One Day permit.**
**There are no refunds for any reason for Shellfish permits.
Fee: $20 per day
Commercial Shellfish Permits***
- New: Dec 1st - Jan 3rd** due to Town Hall Holiday closure
- Renewal: Dec 1st - March 1st
- Student: Dec 1st - Jan 3rd** due to Town Hall Holiday closure
Fee: Under 70 years old - $400.00 fee plus $50.00 enhancement fee. (subject to task completion approved by the Shellfish Constable.)
70+ years old - $50.00 enhancement fee only
Student - $200 fee plus $50 enhancement fee