Filming and Photography, Special Events and Public Assemblies
Application Fee $50.00
Administrative Fee $100.00
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.)
Questions relating to special use permits may be e-mailed to: e-mail us
mobile phone 787.409.0103
Written inquiries may be sent to:
Special Park Use Coordinator
(787) 729-6777 office
Did You Know?
Three lighthouses have stood on El Morro's 6th level in its long history. The first one was built in 1846. A second one replaced it in 1872. It took a direct hit during the 1898 bombardment by Sampson's US fleet, but the brick foundation was salvaged in 1909 to erect the lighthouse in use today.