Interested in operating commercial activities within Cape Hatteras National Seashore? You will need to obtain an Incidental Business Permit (IMP).
These permits are issued by the Superintendent to allow certain commercial activities in National Park Service areas. Permits are required of all operators who provide any goods, activities, agreements, or other services to the public, and which take place—at least in part—in the park, uses park resources, and are undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit, or profit to an individual, organization, or corporation, whether or not such entity is organized for purposes recognized as non-profit under local, state or federal law. This includes educational institutions.
We look upon our commercial operators as partners in managing the park and its resources. Your services and expertise allow many visitors to undertake activities that enhance their experience and enjoyment while they are at the beach. We look forward to working with you to provide quality experiences for park visitors.
If you have any questions concerning the Incidental Business Permit program, please contact the Management Analyst.