Permits & Reservations

Special Use Permits

A Special Use Permit (SUP) is required for all activities for which regulations at 36CFR Parts 1-7 and Part 14 specify that a permit is required. SUPs are required for weddings, public assemblies, special events, First Amendment rallies, filming, telecommunications, and right-of-way permits for utilities and roads, as well as for other non-visitor activities occurring on park land.

A special park use is defined as 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.

SUP applications should be submitted well in advance. To contact us with questions regarding permits of any kind, please use this e-mail form.

Weddings

Please select the links below for information about having your wedding ceremony on the Castillo grounds. The forms are in Micorsoft Word format. If you need them in another format, please use the e-mail form link above.

Click here for information about weddings at Fort Matanzas..

 

Filming and Photography

Despite claims to the contrary, no one has ever been, or ever will be, left alone inside the Castillo during execution of a Special Use Permit. All permitted activities will be monitored at all times by park personnel.

Please select the links below for information about conducting your film or photo project at the Castillo or Fort Matanzas. For projects of one day or less, use the short application. All others, please use the long form. The forms are in Micorsoft Word format. If you need them in another format, please use the e-mail form link above.

 

Special Events

All other activities would be requested under this category. Please include detailed information in the application about the proposed event to help speed the processing of your request. The forms are in Micorsoft Word format. If you need them in another format, please use the e-mail form link above.


Visit this page for information on Commercial Use Authorizations required to conduct business on Castillo property.

 
 

Reservations

Reservations are not required to visit the Castillo de San Marcos unless you are bringing a school group. For more information, visit our Field Trips page.

Last updated: August 21, 2020

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