Commercial Use Authorizations
What is a Commercial Use Authorization?
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a business permit with the National Park Service. It authorizes you to conduct commercial activities and to provide specific visitor services within a national park. We will only issue CUAs for activities that:
- are an appropriate use of national park areas
- will have minimal impact on park's resources and values; and
- are consistent with the park’s purpose, management plans, policies, and regulations.
You must have a CUA if you or your organization provide services that:
- take place at least in part in the National Park area,
- use park resources, and
- result in monetary gain.
You may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA. You must carry a complete copy of your Commercial Use Authorization with you at all times while operating in the park. Show the CUA at the visitor center.