What is a Commercial Use Authorization?
A commercial use authorization (CUA) allows an individual, group, company, or other for-profit entity to conduct commercial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park unit.
CUA Application Process
Processing time for CUA permits can take four or more weeks depending on the time of year and applications for new services can take longer to review. Please plan accordingly.
Submitting Your Application
Complete application packets can be mailed to:
Special Use Permits
Mammoth Cave National is a popular place for weddings and special events. Most special events and activities held in the park require a Special Use Permit issued only after the National Park Service (NPS) determines that the activity will not cause derogation of the park's resources or values, visitor experiences, or the purpose for which the park was established. Learn more about Special Use Permits.
Filming and Photography Permits
Filming/Photography Permits are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.
Last updated: October 21, 2022