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Do you need a permit?
What kind of permit do you need?

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Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)

Photography and arts workshops, guided hiking, guided camping, bicycle trips and aid stations, transportation permits.

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Filming and Photography

Filming and still photography information for wedding photos, fashion shoots, documentaries, etc.

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Special Use Permits (SUP)

Weddings, commercial activities and tours, sporting events, and more require a permit.

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Backcountry Permits

Permits for private (non-commercial) camping in Wilderness areas.

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Research Permits

To apply for a scientific research and collecting permit, visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website.

Last updated: February 16, 2023

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


760 786-3200

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