Wedding Permit Conditions

Permit Conditions

  1. The permittee is prohibited from giving false information; to do so will be considered a breach of conditions and be grounds for revocation: [36 CFR 2.32(a)(3)].
  2. The permittee shall exercise this privilege subject to the supervision of the Superintendent or designee, and shall comply with all applicable Federal, State, county and municipal laws, ordinances, regulations, codes, and the terms and conditions of this permit. Failure to do so may result in the immediate suspension of the permitted activity or the termination of the permit.
  3. If any provision of this permit shall be found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this permit shall not be affected and the other provisions of this permit shall be valid and be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  4. The permittee is responsible for making all necessary contacts and arrangements with other Federal, State, and local agencies to secure required inspections, permits, licenses, etc.
  5. Failure to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this permit may result in the suspension or revocation of the permit. Permittee will reimburse NPS for cleanup or repair of damages required to be made by NPS staff or contractor in conjunction with a terminated permit.
  6. This permit may be revoked at the discretion of the Superintendent upon 24 hours’ notice, or without notice if damage to resources or facilities occurs or is threatened, notwithstanding any other term or condition of the permit to the contrary.
  7. This permit is made upon the express condition that the United States, its agents and employees shall be free from all liabilities and claims for damages and/or suits for or by reason of any injury, injuries, or death to any person or persons or property of any kind whatsoever, whether to the person or property of the Permittee, its agents or employees, or third parties, from any cause or causes whatsoever while in or upon said premises or any part thereof during the term of this permit or occasioned by any occupancy or use of said premises or any activity carried on by the Permittee in connection herewith, and the Permittee hereby covenants and agrees to indemnify, defend, save and hold harmless the United States, its agents, and employees from all liabilities, charges, expenses and costs on account of or by reason of any such injuries, deaths, liabilities, claims, suits or losses however occurring or damages growing out of the same.
  8. Permittee agrees to carry general liability insurance against claims occasioned by the action or omissions of the permittee, its agents and employees in carrying out the activities and operations authorized by this permit. The policy shall be in the amount of (NA) and underwritten by a United States company naming the United States of America as additionally insured. The permittee agrees to provide the Superintendent with a Certificate of Insurance with the proper endorsements prior to the effective date of the permit.
  9. Permittee agrees to deposit with the park a bond in the amount of $NA from an authorized bonding company or in the form of cash or cash equivalent, to guarantee that all financial obligations to the park will be met, including the restoration and rehabilitation of the permitted area.
  10. Costs incurred by the park as a result of accepting and processing the application and managing and monitoring the permitted activity will be reimbursed by the permittee. Administrative costs and estimated costs for activities on site must be paid when the permit is approved. If any additional costs are incurred by the park, the permittee will be billed at the conclusion of the permit. Should the estimated costs paid exceed the actual costs incurred; the difference will be returned to the permittee.
  11. The person named on the permit as in charge of the permitted activity on-site must have full authority to make any decisions about the activity and must remain on-site at all times. He/she shall be responsible for all individuals, groups, vendors, etc. involved with the permit.
  12. The permittee represents and it is a condition of acceptance of this permit that, pursuant to 41 U.S. C. 22, “No Member of Congress shall be admitted to any share or part of any contract or agreement made, entered into, or accepted by or on behalf of the United States, or to any benefit to arise thereupon.”
  13. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as binding the Service to expend in any one fiscal year any sum in excess of appropriations made by Congress or administratively allocated for the purpose of this permit for the fiscal year, or to involve the Service in any contract or other obligation for the further expenditure of money in excess of such appropriations or allocations.
  14. This permit may not be transferred or assigned without the prior written consent of the Superintendent.
  15. The Permittee shall exercise the privilege subject to the supervision of the Superintendent, and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the area.
  16. Damages – The Permittee shall pay the United States for any damage resulting from this use which would not reasonably be inherent in the use which the Permittee is authorized to make of the land described in this permit.
  17. This permit does not guarantee exclusive use of an area. The area will remain open to the public during park visiting hours. Permit activities will not unduly interfere with other park visitors use and enjoyment of the area.
  18. Utmost care will be exercised to see that no natural, historic or cultural features are injured or damaged.
  19. No amplified music allowed.
  20. Permittee will not block traffic.
  21. Permittee is responsible for cleaning up area and removing all trash.
  22. No permanent change to park resources and facilities.
  23. Creating a trail or walkway to shortcut between portions of a designated trail or adjacent trails is prohibited.
  24. Destroying, injuring, defacing, removing, digging, or disturbing from its natural state of the following is prohibited: natural resources (including wildlife, plants, minerals), archeological (including rock shelters), and cultural resources (including structures, ruins, foundations).
  25. All food scraps and trash should be removed from the site at the end of each day or after the completion of the activity. No food or drink allowed in any historical building.
  26. In all park public use areas the owners of leashed pets must dispose of pet excrement in trash receptacles or remove it into the wood line at least 15 feet from any public use area.
  27. Lighting or maintaining a fire, except in designated areas or receptacles and under conditions that may be established by the superintendent is prohibited.
  28. All fires must be attended and extinguished upon termination of use.
  29. During periods of high fire danger the superintendent may close all or a portion of the park area to the lighting or maintaining of fires.
  30. The consumption of an alcoholic beverage is prohibited except in housing, designated picnic areas, and front country and backcountry campsites as identified in the current Cumberland Gap NHP Trail Map and the official Cumberland Gap Folder. The Superintendent may authorize the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages as part of a special event or pursuant to a special use permit.
  31. The permittee is responsible for the actions of all participants. The permittee responsible for making sure participants follow all park rules and regulations, including Leave No Trace principles.
  32. Event activities are NOT permitted in Wilderness areas.
  33. All natural and cultural features are protected by law and must not be disturbed or molested. Non-native or exotic species of plants or animals will not be introduced to the park by any proposed activities.
  34. The permittee will notify the Superintendent’s assistance of all proposed events and any proposed changes to event itineraries. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of a commercial use authorization as well as other associated permits.
  35. SUP does not imply exclusive use of any area in the Park. All campgrounds and other park facilities are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
  36. The area(s) authorized for use under the permit must be left in the same condition as it was prior to the conduct of the activity.
  37. The NPS reserves the right to charge the permittee for the cost of any search and rescue efforts or for the evacuation of sick or injured participants.
  38. The permittee is responsible for notifying the Park of any accident that results in an injury requiring the care of a physician.
  39. Permittee is prohibited from using rice or birdseed.
  40. Use of balloons in the Park is prohibited.
  41. Vehicles must be parked in the designated areas.
  42. Confetti cannot be thrown in the park.
  43. Gates will open 8:00AM to 11:00AM for permittee and guest to travel to Hensley Settlement.
  44. Gate will only be open 1:00PM to 5:00PM for permittee and guest to travel back from Hensley Settlement.
  45. No passengers allowed to ride in back of pickup trucks due to state law.

Last updated: April 13, 2021

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