Sandy Hook Unit Permits

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Do you need a permit for that? Maybe.

In order to monitor and regulate the use of the park while still conserving the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife within park boundaries, all National Park Service areas require special use permits for certain activities.

Permit Fees are non-refundable and are based on an annual cost recovery. These fees include the cost of permit processing and administration.

Sandy Hook issues permits for the activities listed below. Additional permits from other agencies may be required for some actions.

Filming & Photography Complete the Filming and Photography Permit Application. For more information about taking still or moving images at Sandy Hook, visit
Special Events Complete the Special Use Permit Application
Ceremonial Complete the Special Use Permit Application
Chapel Complete the Lease Application
Other Complete the Special Use Permit Application for all other activities to include First Amendment requests.

Gateway's Fishing Parking Permit is a park wide permit and can be obtained at any unit of Gateway. Read the Fishing Parking Permit Fact Sheet for more information or visit the Permits page.

For more information on First Amendment Activities, visit the Permits page.

Have questions? Please e-mail us.

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Sandy Hook Chapel

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Have your next event at Sandy Hook Chapel

Rent the Sandy Hook Chapel for weddings, memorials, meetings, lectures, family gatherings and other large events. For information and photos, see

Please be aware that demand for the Chapel is strong and that weekends often book a full year in advance.

For questions regarding the Sandy Hook Chapel, please e-mail us.

Last updated: June 5, 2018

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