Commercial Use Authorizations
What is a Commercial Use Authorization?
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a business permit with the National Park Service. It authorizes you to conduct commercial activities and to provide specific visitor services within a national park. We will only issue CUAs for activities that:
- are an appropriate use of national park areas;
- will have minimal impact on park resources and values; and
- are consistent with the park’s purpose, management plans, policies, and regulations.
You must have a CUA if you or your organization provide services that:
- take place at least in part in the National Park area,
- use park resources, and
- result in monetary gain.
You may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA. You must carry a complete copy of your Commercial Use Authorization with you at all times while operating in the park. Show the CUA at the entrance station fee booth or visitor center so they can determine the appropriate entrance fee.