To apply for a Commercial Shellfish Harvester license, complete the electronic forms listed below, print, then sign and date where indicated. Make a copy of all documents for your records and mail the originals, with the appropriate License and Biotoxin Fee (PDF), to:
Department of Health, Accounts Receivable, PO Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98504-1099
We cannot process unsigned or incomplete applications.
Submit the Following Forms
Complete the Harvest Site Application that applies to you.
Plan to harvest oysters from May through September?
All Harvester licenses expire March 31 of each year and must be renewed by April 1 to remain active. Licensed operations will receive their licensing packet by mail about two months before March 31. You can pay by check or online, see Commercial Shellfish License Online Payment Guide (PDF).