Permits are required for:
Special Use Permits
Saguaro National Park is home to many beautiful landscapes, which makes it a popular place for weddings and special events.
Obtain a permit for weddings, special events, First Amendment activities, and the scattering of human cremation ashes. *Scattering of all other ashes is prohibited.
Filming/ Photography Permits
Filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.
Scientific Research Permits
All studies in Saguaro National Park, large or small, must have their own Research & Collecting Permit.
Commercial Use Authorizations
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a business permit with the National Park Service that authorizes an individual, group, company, or other for-profit entity to conduct commercial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park area.
Last updated: August 4, 2023