Commercial Use Authorizations

2/16/2023: No new Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are currently being accepted. If you have quetsions on the CUA program, you can reach out to the coordinator, or check back on this page for updated info.

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:

  • 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.
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:
  • 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.

CUA Fees

Application Fee: $200 Due for each CUA applied for

Download a Commercial Use Authorization Application

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.

Last updated: April 11, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

101 Wheeler St
St. Marys, GA 31558


912 882-4336

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