SPECIAL USE PERMITS
Special use permits are required for all organized events. Events include but are not limited to tours, weddings, First Amendment activities, sporting events, and commercial filming/still photography (see below). In addition, any group traveling with 7 or more vehicles or horses, or 25 or more participants must obtain a special use permit. Examples of groups requiring a permit include:
Special use permits are required for maintenance and repair activities by utility companies with right-of-way in or through Mojave National Preserve.
Special use permits require cost recovery; costs may be waived for educational groups. If you are planning an event of any size, or will be traveling with a group, please call the permit coordinator at (760) 252-6107 to discuss the need for a permit.
The special use permit application includes instructions and fee requirements. Proof of insurance and posting of a bond may also be required. For more information, call (760) 252-6107 or email us with your questions. Please do not submit applications to this email address.
A Commercial Filming/Photography Permit is required for any filming or still photography that includes the use of sets, props or models, requires entry into a closed area, or requires access to the park after normal working hours. Proof of insurance and posting of a bond may also be required.There is a short-form application for productions with minimal equipment and few people and long-form application for commercial features and more complex requests.
For more information, call (760) 252-6107 or email us with your questions. Please do not submit applications to this email address.
COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATIONS
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) authorizes appropriate commercial services to Preserve visitors in limited circumstances. A CUA may be issued only for services that:
Commercial uses include businesses that provide any or all goods, activities, services, agreements or other things offered to the general public which take place at least in part in the park, uses park resources, and are undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit or profit to an individual, organization, or corporation, whether or not such entity is organized for purposes recognized as non-profit under local, state or Federal law.
The CUA application form includes instructions and fee requirements.
If you have been issued a CUA to conduct business activities that provide visitor services within Mojave National Preserve, please complete CUA Monthly Report as well as the CUA Annual Report. Click on this link for a sample Visitor Acknowledgement of Risk form.
For more information, call (760) 252-6107 or email us your questions.
To pay by check, submit payment with the application. Make checks payable to National Park Service.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND COLLECTING PERMITS
A permit is required to engage in research activities within the park. To apply for a research and collecting permit, visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System webpage. The RPRS website has information on necessary procedures and requirements.
Permits & Reservations
Last updated: February 19, 2019