Commercial Use Authorization

Cedar Breaks National Monument is home to many beautiful settings that are ideal for workshops, tours, guided hikes and more. If you are receiving monetary gain by providing these services, you MUST have a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). CAU’s are only issued after the National Park Service determines that the Commercial Use involved will not impair park values and resources. All Commercial Uses of the park require the submission of an application and fee at least three weeks in advance. If you are unsure if your business requires a CUA please contact us.

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 CUA for activities that:

  • are an appropriate use of Cedar Breaks National Monument;

  • will have minimal impact on park's resources and values; and

  • are consistent with the park’s purpose, management plans, policies, and regulations.

You must have a CUAs if you or your organization provides services that:

  • take place at least in part in Cedar Breaks National Monument,

  • use park resources, and

  • results 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 and show the CUA at the entrance station fee booth.


Step 1: Before starting the CUA application process, please read the
2018 Cedar Breaks National Monument CUA Application Letter

Step 2:

Download, Read & Fill Out the 2018 Cedar Breaks Commercial Use Application Form
2018 Commercial Use Application - PDF
2018 Commercial Use Application - Word Doc

Cedar Breaks only accepts CUA applications for the following commercial activities. Please click on the links below to download the customized Operational Plans for commercial activities you would like to conduct in the park.

Step 3: Pay the fee applicable to your application electronically through Zion National Parks account. (Processing fees begin at $200. Details are found within the application paperwork.) Please make a note at the bottom of the forms that fees paid are for Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Step 4:e-mail us the completed application forms. Phone inquiries can be directed to (435) 772-0210.

Step 5: If your request is approved, a permit containing applicable terms and conditions will be sent you. The permit must be signed by the responsible person and returned to the park for final approval by the Park Superintendent before the permitted activity begins.

Step 6: Download the Annual Report Form for the year your Commercial Use took place.

* You will need to fill out and submit this form within the year of each Commercial Use Authorization Permit held.

Last updated: February 26, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Cedar Breaks National Monument: Administrative Office
2390 West Highway 56
Suite #11

Cedar City, UT 84720


(435) 586-9451 x4420

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