Plan your trip into the Zion Wilderness and obtain your permit. Learn about the types of wilderness permits and how to obtain them.
Special Use Permits
The Special Use Permit (SUP) authorizes activities that benefit an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large and that require written authorization and management control in order to protect park resources and the public interest. Examples include: weddings, memorial services, commercial filming and/or photography, special assemblies, First Amendment activities, athletic events, or collecting of resource materials. Each of these activities requires a special use permit that must be acquired in advance.
If you have more questions about Special Use Permits after reviewing the information on this website please contact the park at 435-772-7820 well in advance of your activity and/or event.
Scattering of Ashes
Other Special Uses
First Amendment Activities
Commercial Use Authorizations
Any commercial activity, other than commercial filming and/or photography, requires a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA).
Application Process (non-filming)
1. Download, complete, sign and return the permit application form. (E-mail, Mail or fax)
2. PERMITS FEES ARE ONLY ACCEPTED IN US DOLLARS FROM A US BANK or CREDIT CARDS CAN BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE.
3. Submit a copy of your Liability Insurance naming the "United States Government" as additionally insured for "Other Special Uses Permits" only.
Zion National Park - Special Park Use Office
Springdale, UT 84767
Attn: Special Park Uses
All costs incurred by the NPS in receiving, writing and issuing the permit, monitoring the permit, or otherwise supporting a special park use is to be paid by the permittee. Below are types of fees that may be charged depending upon the type of permit and complexity.
Application Fee - Required (non-refundable)
This covers the first two hours of time spent on the permit and includes communication with the applicant, park staff, site visits, etc.
Administrative Fee $50.00 per hour
For permits/projects that require more than two hours of administrative time.
Compliance Fees $250.00 flat fee
Required for any activity/event other than weddings and scattering of ashes as described above. Minimum review time is 3 weeks.
Monitoring Fees $50.00 per hour per person
Depending upon complexity and/or size of the activity/event request, one or more monitors may be required to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of permit and/or impacts to natural and cultural resources.