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Frequently Asked Questions
The National Mall and Memorial Parks Permits Division serves the following areas:
Note that some of these listed parks may directly issue certain permits. Please refer to the attached document link titled "How and where to apply for specific types of permits" to determine what office you should contact for your particular permit needs.
The application processing cost represents the average costs incurred by the park in mailing, distribution and initial review of applications to make sure the information supplied is sufficient to inform a decision. Payment of application cost may be in the form of check, money order or credit card.
Please note: Picnic Reservations will start at 9:30am Labor Day through Memorial Day to allow for footraces picnic reservations Questions may be directed to customer service at recreation.gov or at 1-877-444-6777 ().
Public Gathering Permit Applications (Special Events or Demonstration) (PDF)
Superintendent's Compendium (link)
Contact the Permits Division
Hours of Operation:
(Please note we do not accept applications via email!)
Last updated: January 6, 2020