• Soldiers marching to the entrance of Castillo San Felipe del Morro

    San Juan

    National Historic Site Puerto Rico


Filming and Photography, Special Events and Public Assemblies

Application Fee $50.00

Administrative Fee $150.00

Other fees may apply.


A special park use is a short-term activity that takes place in a park area and provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large. The National Park Service may permit a special park use providing the activity will not cause derogation of the park's resources or values, visitor experiences, or the purpose for which the park was established. San Juan NHS issues permits for the following activities: filming and photography, public assemblies and special events. A $50.00 permit application charge applies to all permits with the exception of those issued to groups or individuals exercising their First Amendment right of free speech or assembly.

In addition to the permit application charge, the park is authorized to recover and retain all costs associated with monitoring and managing special park use permits and a location fee except for First Amendment events.



Special Instructions and Available Documents

Click on the desired link for further information and printable permit application forms. The application forms are in Adobe PDF format. Permit applications may be send: by e:mail, faxed, hand delivered, or by mail. To print the forms you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat loaded on your computer. (To get the Free Adobe Reader, which is required to read the pdf files, click here.)

10-930 Application Form for Special Park Use Permit Long Form

10-930s Application Form for Special Park Use Permit Short Form

10-931 Application for Commercial Filming / Still Photography - Short Form

10-932 Application for Commercial Filming / Still Photography - Long Form

10-933 Application for Special Park Use Permit / Vehicles and Boats

Permit Application Instructions

Questions relating to special use permits may be e-mailed to: Special Park Use Coordinator

mobile phone 787.409.0103

Written inquiries may be sent to:

Special Park Use Coordinator
San Juan National Historic Site

501 Calle Norzagaray
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

(787) 729-6777 office, extension 232
(787) 289-7972 fax

Did You Know?

George Clifford

The only succesfull attack against the San Juan NHS fortifications was in 1598. Sir George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland led the British attack and occupied the island for 33 days.