Special Use Permits

All National Park Service areas require special use permits for certain activities to ensure the protection of our rich natural and cultural resources. Special use permit requests will be reviewed for potential resource damage and anticipated disruption of normal public use. Sitka National Historical Park requires a special use permit for the following activities:

  • Specimen collection for research or other purposes
  • Operating a power saw
  • Airdrops, parachuting, hand-gliding, para-jumping
  • Helicopter landings
  • Public assemblies, meetings
  • Sale or distribution of printed matter
  • Display of commercial notices or advertisement
  • Memorialization
  • Commercial operations
  • Commercial photography and filming**
  • Special events
  • Soliciting
**Special permission or releases must be obtained to film certain artifacts, locations, artists, icons, and other items that are not under the control of the National Park Service, even though these are associated with Sitka National Historical Park.
The application for a special use permit can be downloaded in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format. Most permits can be processed within a week, but some commercial filming permits may require thirty (30) days for administrative review. A non-refundable processing fee may be required unless the requested use is an exercise of a First Amendment right. You will be notified of the decision on your special use permit and the necessary steps to secure it, if applicable.

If you are not sure that your event requires a permit or have other questions, please contact:

Special Use Permit Coordinator
Sitka National Historical Park
103 Monestary Street
Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-0120 phone
907-747-0144 fax

Last updated: October 6, 2017

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Sitka, AK 99835


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