Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium

Each year the Superintendent, under his discretionary authority, establishes certain amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 1.7(b)) that designate certain closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions in the park.

The 2023 Superintendent's Compendium is now available online on our Superintendent's Compendium page.


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As of February 22, 2010, a federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website:

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all Government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

For more, open the dropdown menus below, or consult these Firearms in National Parks Frequently Asked Questions


Unmanned Aircraft

The public may not launch, land, or operate unmanned aircraft (aka remote piloted vehicles, or drones) in the national parks.

Read the Director's Policy Memorandum 14-05.


Motor Vehicle Accident Report Request

With the "routine use exception" to the Privacy Act which is now in effect, all or most of an Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) report may be made available upon written request by parties designated in that routine use exception; for example, individuals involved, injured, or who suffered property damage in such incidents, their duly verified insurance companies, personal representatives, or attorneys. The revised NPS-19 provides that information on MVA reports may be released to parties designated in the routine use exception only when the release will not interfere with an on-going law enforcement proceeding, risk the health or safety of an individual, or reveal the identity of an informant or witness that received explicit assurance of confidentiality. Report requests will be filed with and become a permanent part of the original report.

A Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) report request form must be completed and signed. Please download either a MVA Requesting for Self form or a MVA Requesting for Another form and then mail or email to:

Glacier National Park
ATTN: Routine Use Request
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


Last updated: June 17, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936



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