Commercial Use Authorizations
What is a Commercial Use Authorization?
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) permits businesses to conduct commercial activities in the Seashore through Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs). The Seashore will only issue CUAs for activities that are
Which commercial activities are permitted?
How do I obtain a Commercial Use Authorization?
Before conducting commercial activities in the Seashore, businesses or individuals must submit a CUA application, receive approval from the Seashore superintendent, and have a copy of the CUA present at all times while conducting business in the Seashore. Businesses and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the Seashore without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA.
1. Download the CUA Application.
2. Complete and sign the CUA Application (electronically or in writing)
3. Submit the completed form via email to email@example.com.
4. Submit the application fee of $200 via check, along with a paper copy of the completed application form, via mail to:
National Park Service Outer Banks Group
Application Review Process:
For questions regarding Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) and doing business in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-475- 9033 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, Eastern Standard Time, excluding federal holidays.
Last updated: November 30, 2018