There are a variety of permits that you can apply for at First State National Historical Park. Please review the various types below and follow the instructions for the one that will best fit your needs.
A Special Use Permit (SUP) is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large and for activities that require some degree of management by the National Park Service in order to protect park resources and the public interest. Activities and events that require Special Use Permits include:
A Scientific Research and Collecting Permit is required to conduct research or collect specimens on all National Park Service Lands. The permitting process may take up to 90 days. First State NHP reviews applications on a first come first served basis.
A permit is required when the filming, videotaping, sound recording or still photography involve the use of talent, professional crews, set dressings, or props; when they involve product or service advertisement; or when the activity could result in damage to park resources or disruption of visitor use. A permit is also required if the photographer wants to film in areas not open to the public, or before or after normal visitation hours. If you are uncertain whether your project requires a permit or you would like to apply for a permit, please contact the park for additional information.
Currently, the use of drones is prohibited in First State NHP and all National Parks. Detailed information about the policy is available here.
Last updated: June 23, 2020