Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA)

Section 418 of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998, Public Law 105-391 (Section 418), authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to issue commercial use authorizations (CUAs) to persons (referring to individuals, corporations, and other entities) to provide commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. CUAs provide a means to authorize suitable commercial services to visitors in park areas. The CUA is used to provide for incidental use of park area resources by operators who provide commercial services originating and terminating outside of the park area (Out-of-Park-Services). The term of a CUA may not exceed 2 years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided.

TERM: 1 year for Denali National Park & Preserve AND 1 or 2 years for All Other Park Units.

Information to Assist with Completion of Application

Application Forms & Instructions

Doing Business With the Parks

Please visit the individual park websites below for more information on Doing Business with the National Parks.

Last Updated: October 14, 2016