Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA)
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services for park visitors within Grand Canyon National Park. The term of a CUA may not exceed 2 years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided. Grand Canyon National Park authorizes a variety of commercial services.
For 2017 CUA Forms, check back in early November 2016.
As of July 5, 2016: Transportation CUAs are currently being issued for 1 (one) year. All new Transportation CUAs will expire in 2017.
Please note: Commercial Tour Passenger Certification and Pre-Authorized Debit Sign Up Forms (PAD)
were discontinued October 1, 2015 > Learn More...
2016 CUA APPLICATION CHARGES:
The CUA fees are determined by a cost analysis in compliance with the 2005 Interim Guidelines for CUAs. This guidance authorizes the National Park Service to recover, at a minimum, associated management and administrative costs associated with CUAs.
2017 CUA charges are currently being reviewed and will be posted on this page after cost recovery analysis is complete.
NOTE (updated January 21, 2016)
Information on the CUA requirements can be downloaded from the "Commercial Use Application Checklist" below as PDF files.
CUA Application Processing
Commercial Tour Passenger Certification and Pre Authorized Debit Sign Up Forms (PAD)
were Discontinued October 1, 2015 > Learn More...
Commercial Tour Entrance Fees
Backcountry Camping Permits for Overnight Backpacking Operators