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.
CUA Applications for 2020 can be found here. Applications can take up to 30 days to be processed.
Application fees may be submitted via pay.gov. 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.
Last updated: November 21, 2019