Commercial Use Authorizations

Section 418 of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998, Public Law 105-391 (Section 418), authorizes NPS, upon request, to issue commercial use authorizations to provide commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. Permits in the form of Commerical Use Authorizations (CUA) for these activities are required.

Prior approval from the Superintendent, in the form of a CUA, is required before any operations can begin in the park. All activities must be in compliance with the general regulations for Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park. CUAs are coordinated through the Superintendent's Office at Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9936, Homestead, Florida 33034-6733 (telephone 305-242-7744).

Frequently Asked Questions

You may contact the Concession Management Specialist who oversees the CUA program through this e-mail link you have additional questions.

Turn around time for submitted applications can take up to 30 days. The application packet is available in the link below:

Commercial Fishing Guides

Other Commercial Operators

The application packet must be returned in completion in order for your request to be processed. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Return to:

Everglades National Park
Concessions Management
40001 State Road 9936
Homestead, FL 33034-6733
OR FAX: 305-242-7018
Attention: Samantha Towery
Concessions Management Specialist

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