Special use permits are required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual group or organization rather than the public at large. A permit is also required for an activity not initiated, sponsored, nor conducted by the National Park Service that is disruptive or potentially disruptive to normal park operations.
A $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money-order only) must be submitted with the application form for the application to be considered. If the permit is approved and issued, additional fees will be charged to recover costs incurred by the National Park Service for administering the permitted activity.
Special Use Permit applications involving any natural or cultural resource disturbance must provide a location map and Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory Environmental Review (PNDI) receipt for Threatened and Endangered Species. The park is responsible for completing NEPA and Section 106 reviews and the applicant should allow adequate time for those reviews to take place after the permit application has been received by the Park staff.
For more park specific information, or if you are unsure if the activity you have planned requires a special use permit, please contact John Buechel, Special Use Permit Coordinator at 724-329-2503 or via email before submitting your application and non-refundable application fee.
You may download a Special Use Permit application by using this link: "Application for Special Use Permit".
Print blank form, complete with pen, sign and mail it to:
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Please note, the application will not be processed until the application fee is paid unless the superintendent has granted a waiver.
Applications for filiming do not have interactive fields to complete on-line. Follow this link for an application for commercial filming/still photography permit (PDF): "Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit" (short form, 10-931).
Some filming requests, those that include unusual locations or changes to the park for example, will require a slightly different a application for filming/still photograpy permit (PDF): "Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit" (long form, 10-932).
Wedding parties, family reunions, and graduations do not need a commercial photography special use permit unless:
Last updated: March 13, 2020