Commercial Use Authorization

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Food and Alcohol Vendor Applications

A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is required to provide food and beverage services at Chamizal National Memorial. Permits to sell food and beverages during large, outdoor events at the memorial are issued on an annual basis with new permit applications being accepted at the beginning of each calendar year.

The CUA permit application period for 2018 is now closed. The information on this page is for reference only until a new application period opens in 2019.

2018 Event Dates

  • Music Under the Stars: June 3, 10, 17, 24

  • El Grito: September 15 or 16 (to be determined)

Dates for additional events may be added during the year. If so, vendors will be notified 30 days prior to the scheduled event.

Costs and Requirements for Vendors

  • Vendors must carry liability insurance for a minimum of $500,000.00.

  • Every applicant must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.00.

  • Applicants selected to receive a CUA permit must pay an additional permit monitoring fee of $250.00.

  • Vendors who do not follow the conditions of their contract will be required to pay the recovery of costs such as overtime wages incurred as a result of the vendor’s failure to leave the park by the designated time.

How to Apply for a Commercial Use Authorization

Download the Commercial Use Authorization Application, fill it out completely, and return it with a $50 check or money order made out to “Chamizal National Memorial” for the non-refundable application fee. The application and check or money order should be mailed to Chamizal National Memorial, to the attention of Jose Payan-Perez, and postmarked no later than February 16, 2018. Notifications of selection or non-selection will be sent out via mail or email by February 23, 2018. For any questions regarding CUAs or the application process, email Jose Payan-Perez or call him at 915-532-7273 ext. 106.

Last updated: February 27, 2018

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