Special Use Permits


Special Park Use Permits are required for short-term activities that take place in the park area which provide a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large; require written authorization and some degree of management control from the NPS in order to protect park resources and the public interest; and are not prohibited by law or regulation.

Examples of special park uses include weddings, first-amendment activities, privately owned (not for hire) seaplanes, events such as a bike race or meeting, group activities (groups of 20 or more participants) and non-profit organization activities.

For further information, please contact the Permit Coordinator at 305-242-7734 or click here to e-mail. The application can be accessed with a direct link below. (Please note there is an application fee for this permit; a cost recovery fee of $25.00 additional to the application fee has been effective as of May 1, 2016).

Application for Special Use Permit 10-930

The application can be sent by email to Tenia_Fleming@nps.gov or by regular mail to:

National Park Service
Dry Tortugas National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034

All applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee of $100.00 at the time of submission.

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Mailing Address:

40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700
This is the phone number for the Dry Tortugas.

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