Military Reenlistments

Update During COVID-19 Pandemic:
Special Use Permits are subject to change prior to the event as circumstances and guidance evolves from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), OMB/OPM, and State/local public health officials.

Cabrillo National Monument requires 21 business days’ notice to process any and all permit requests.


Military Reenlistments at Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument has a long military history and many choose to hold their reenlistment ceremonies here.

Reenlistment ceremonies do require a special permit.

*Cabrillo National Monument requires 21 business days’ notice to process permit requests.
*Cabrillo National Monument charges 50% of the Application fee for Military Reenlistments or related activities. The fee for Military Reenlistments is $50 instead of the regular $100 fee. (Management Policies 8.6)
*Unpermitted Military Reenlistments or related activities may be charged an additional $30 late administrative fee and may be subject to additional fines (36 CFR 2.50, Management Policies 8.6)

Cabrillo National Monument requires you to fill out a Permit Application and submit it to the park.
Permit Application (less than 600 people)

General Permit Conditions

Military reenlistment ceremonies are prohibited at the Statue and Visitor Center areas.

All military reenlistment ceremonies must be held at the Event Bluff.

Directions to the Event Bluff: Walk up towards the lighthouse just before you get there on the right follow the path to the Event Bluff a flat rocky area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. If a violation is noted, citations and fees may be issued to the permittee after the fact.

Email us to check the availability of your preferred date.

Fill out and E-mail your Permit application. A non-refundable $50 application fee is required and payable by credit/debit only. Completed applications for Special Use Permits must be received by the park. To make credit/debit card payments call 619-523-4272.

All completed applications must be E-mailed to or mailed to the following address:

Cabrillo National Monument
C/O Special Use Permits
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Bluff Event Site
Follow the path to the Event Bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean a scenic place for your reenlistment ceremony.

NPS Photo

Map showing location of the Event Bluff at Cabrillo
Event Bluff Site on a map of Cabrillo National Monument

Last updated: June 2, 2021

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Mailing Address:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


(619) 523-4285

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