Special Use Permits
*Cabrillo National Monument requires 21 business days’ notice to process any and all permit requests.
A special park use is a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
- Provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large;
- Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the National Park Service (NPS) in order to protect park resources and the public interest;
- Is not prohibited by law or regulation;
- Is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS; and
- Is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.
Examples include family reunions, church services, first-amendment demonstrations, political events, public assemblies, military reenlistments, weddings, and other ceremonies.
For more information regarding special use permits or to determine if your activity requires one, please email us.
General Special Use Permit Application (up to 600 people) (pdf) (Word)
General Special Use Permit Application (600 or more people) (pdf) (Word)
For More Information on Commonly Requested Permits:
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