Shellfish Department

Our Mission

The mission of the Chilmark Shellfish Deptment is to conserve, propagate shellfish in local town waters and enforce town shellfish regualtions.

Procedure for Purchasing Shellfishing Permits
while the Chilmark Town Hall is Closed to the Public due to COVID-19:

  1. Please Purchase your Shellfish Permit on line HERE
  2. Please view the Town’s Shellfish Regulations HERE 
  3. If you are unable to purchase your permit ONLINE Please contact the Asst. to the Board of Selectmen at 508-645-2100, Ext. 0  or  for assistance.

  4. You will receive an email receipt confirming your shellfish permit. No paper shellfish permit will be issued at this time.  We are in the process of generating a physical permit.

Please contact the Shellfish Constable if more information is needed: 508-942-3940

The Town recommends signing up for News & Announcements and other notices of importance, on our website, at this link:  You will need to acknowledge an email for the system to start sending you notices.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Isaiah Scheffer Shellfish Constable (508) 645-2100 Ext. 2145