Permits are required for certain activities in Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS) or Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICR). These include beach picnics, weddings, political events, public assemblies, demonstrations, athletic events, commercial filming or photography and research activities. A Commercial Use Authorization or Concessions Contract is required before conducting any business in the Park.
Information is provided below for each type of permit.
Special Use Permits
The pavilions and beaches of Virgin Islands National Park are perfect for creating lifetime memories of your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or any other special event.
Here is how to have a successful special event in Virgin Islands National Park!
Changes to Commercial Filming Permits on Park Land
Commericial Still Photography Permits
All Commercial Still Photography projects need a permit.*
*A permit is not necessary for personal photography or video.
Follow these simple steps for a successful commercial photography project.
Should you have any questions on the Special Use or Commercial Still Photography permits, the Special Use and Filming Coordinator, Ms. Laurelly Richards, will be glad to assist you. She can be contacted at (340) 776-6201 ext. 244 or e-mail the park with the subject line "Attn: Commercial Filming" or "Special Use Permits."
Permit for Scientific Research and Collecting
Please visit the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System (RPRS) for information regarding scientific research permits. If you have specific questions pertaining to research projects in Virgin Islands National Park or Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument please e-mail or call (340) 693-8950 ext. 225.
Commercial Services Permits
A Commercial Use Authorization or concessions contract is required prior to conducting any business in Virgin Islands National Park or Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Last updated: February 9, 2023