Commercial Use Authorizations

Section 418 of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998, Public Law 105-391 (Section 418), authorizes NPS, upon request, to issue commercial use authorizations to provide commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. Permits in the form of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) for these activities are required.

A listing of active CUA holders can be found here.

Prior approval from the Superintendent, in the form of a CUA, is required before any operations can begin in the park. All activities must be in compliance with the general regulations for Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park. CUAs are coordinated through the Superintendent's Office at Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida 33034-6733.

CUA Applications for 2020 can be found here. Applications can take up to 30 days to be processed.

A CUA application fee update of October 3, 2018, term can be found here.

An entrance fee update of December 6, 2018 can be found

Application fees may be submitted via The application packet must be returned in completion and payment submitted for processing to begin. Supporting documentation should be mailed or faxed; see application for details.

Should you have additional questions, you may contact the Concession Management Specialist who oversees the CUA program through this e-mail link or by calling to 305-242-7744.

Please also visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site here.

Last updated: November 21, 2019

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