Special Use Permits
Certain types of activities require a special use permit. These include many types of organized gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of opinion, and other activities that are controlled or prohibited. See the following definitions and examples to determine if your use might be included.
A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
The Permit Process
For additional information, call 229 924-0343 or email us.
Special Use and the National Cemetery
Filming and photography will be permitted in national cemeteries in accordance with NPS Management Policies 2006 8.6.6, 36 CFR parts 5.5 and 36 CFR part 12, 43 CFR 5, and 16 USC 460l-6d, provided that the activities do not cause unacceptable impacts or disrupt the solemn commemorative and historic character of the cemetery.
Filming and Photography Permit
All film and photography permit applications require a one hundred dollar, non-refundable fee that does not guarantee permit approval. Other potential charges include, but are not limited to monitoring by Rangers, clean-up and site restoration, and recovery of administrative costs. You may also be required to post a performance bond.
Commercial filming permits also require the payment of a location fee (see the table below).
All other activities would be requested under this category. Please include detailed information in the application about the proposed event to help speed the processing of your request. All applications, except for First Amendment activities, require a fifty dollar, non-refundable fee that does not guarantee permit approval.
First Amendment Activities
Did You Know?
The earliest commemorative service in the National Cemetery was held on Emancipation Day, January 1, 1869. Teachers and students of the Freedman's school, along with the Rev. Dr. Hamilton Pierson held memorial services and superintended the decoration of the the National Cemetery.