Marine & Environmental Services

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The mission of the Marine and Environmental Services Department is to:
  • Provide for the protection, preservation, enhancement and healthy ecological function of the towns natural resources
  • Provide services intended to protect the safety of people and vessels who use our woodlands, waterways and waterside facilities
  • Preserve, protect and enhance our shellfish and finfish populations
  • Provide professional and responsive domestic and wildlife animal services


  1. Animal Services - Dog Pound Facility

    Learn more about services for dogs and dog owners in the Town of Falmouth.

  2. Harbormaster

    The Harbormaster Division manages all of Falmouth's 14 harbors, 70 miles of coastline, and approximately 3,000 moorings.

  3. Natural Resources

    The Natural Resources Division enforces rules and regulations of hunting and fishing in the Town, as well as preservation of marshlands, docks, wildlife, and other natural resources.

  4. Shellfish & Biological Services

    The Shellfish Division is responsible for the propagation and management of shellfisheries and herring runs in the Town of Falmouth.

  5. Town Marina - Seasonal/Transient Slips

    The Town Marina consists of 100 slips, the Tide's Bulkhead, the Davis Bulkhead, and 4 slips in Green Pond. We also operate the Commercial Dock in Great Harbor Woods Hole.