Laws & Policies

General Regulations

There are a variety of rules and regulations that dictate how the site must be managed. These regulations help us protect site resources while also providing visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience.

Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Superintendent's Compendium provide a complete listing of site rules and regulations. 36 CFR parts 1-199 pertain to all National Park Service areas. You can view 36 CFR on the e-CFR website, which is a currently updated electronic version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). To view, select "Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property" and then click on parts 1-199, which are regulated by the National Park Service, part of the Department of the Interior.

Local Rules

The Superintendent's Compendium is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent.


Last updated: July 20, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004


212 363-3200

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