Cancel Your Vessel Permit

It is important to cancel your vessel permit when it is no longer in use. Under certain circumstances, this is required by law. Permits should be cancelled if the associated vessel is:


  • Sold
  • Bought from a previous owner who has failed to cancel the permit
  • Destroyed
  • Abandoned
  • No longer used for fishing

To cancel a permit issued through the HMS Permit Shop, call our customer service line at (877) 376 4877. Representatives are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. You will need your permit number.


To cancel a permit issued through the Southeast Permit Office, please call their office (877) 376 4877.