What is a CUA?
A commercial use authorization is a business permit with the National Park Service that authorizes an individual, group, company, or other for-profit entity to conduct commercial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park area. The National Park Service will only issue CUAs for commercial activities and visitor services that:
A CUA is required if you, as an individual, organization, or company, provide any goods, activities, services, agreements, or other function for members, clients, or the public that:
- are determined to be an appropriate use of Cumberland Island National Seashore;
- will have minimal impact on Cumberland Island National Seashore's resources and values; and
- are consistent with Cumberland Island National Seashore's purpose, management plans, policies, and regulations.
- take place at least in part in Cumberland Island National Seashore,
- use park resources, and
- result in compensation, monetary gain, benefit, or profit.
Businesses and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA.
Application Fee: $250 Due for each CUA applied for
Submitting Your Application & Fee:
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Attn: commercial use authorization
101 Wheeler Street
St Marys, GA 31558
Commercial Filming & Photography
A Special Use Permit is required for these activities. Visit the Special Use Permit page to download an application and find out more.