The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released a series of fee reduction proposals, following Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement that the state is eliminating or reducing $51 million in state-issued fees.
Fee Reduction Highlights:
Golden Age Pass holders will no longer have to pay a fee to use state park boat launches or ramps. The pass entitles Maryland adults, ages 62 and older, to a lifetime of free day-use entry into all state parks, as well as half price camping Sunday through Thursday.
The Forest Product Operator Licensing Fee, which requires renewal every year, will be reduced from $30 to $20 a year.
The Certified Tree Expert Licensing Fee, which requires renewal every two years, will be reduced from $25 to $20.
The Forest Conservation & Management Program Property Fee, which requires participating landowners to pay a $50 fee plus an additional .22 percent enrollment fee on assessed woodland value, will be simplified to a flat $50 fee.
The Game Husbandry Licensing Fee, which requires renewal every year, will be reduced from $10 to $5 a year.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources