• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

Laws & Policies

Laws and Policies

A number of laws and policies guide the management of the park, starting with the founding legislation that created Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments. For more information about the policies that guide the National Park Service as a whole, including Management Policies 2006 and specific policy topics, visit the NPS Office of Policy website.



Regulations
Park rangers enforce a number of federal regulations in the park, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (36 CFR), and the United States Code, Titles 16, 18 and 21.

Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities. These park-specific regulations are found in the Superintendent's Compendium. Included below is a partial list of park regulations.

 


Federal Laws
Laws are created by Congress and establish the highest order of legal authority over national parks. More...

  • Many laws, including the 1916 Organic Act that created the National Park Service, affect all areas managed by the National Park Service.

NPS Policies
Service-wide policy for the National Park Service is developed by the Office of Policy with public input and in accordance with applicable laws. Policies dictate many of the overall directions and procedures used by all parks. More...

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