Park Suppliers, Commercial Travel, and Hazardous Material Permits

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Certain transportation into Yellowstone National Park requires an additional permit different from that of a recreating visitor.

Park Supplier

The Park Supplier Permit allows verified providers of services or products to the National Park Service, its partners, and authorized concessioners entry into the park. There is no fee for Park Supplier Permits. Please contact the Visitor Services Office for more information.

 

Commercial Travel

All individuals traveling through Yellowstone National Park for business outside of the park must secure a commercial travel permit allowing us to control and evaluate this use to ensure this type of travel does not adversely impact the park and visitors.

Things to Know

  • Vehicle size is limited to passenger cars or vans and trucks up to one ton in size; trailers are not allowed.
  • Permits can be obtained at the entrance station or by contacting our Visitor Services Office.
  • This fee applies to the business and one vehicle. If you require more than one vehicle to commercially travel through the park there will be an addition fee.
  • Fees:
    • Annual Permit: $150
    • Single Use Permit: $40 (valid for seven days)
    • Additional Vehicle: $30 (per vehicle)
  • You must have the permit in your possession and show it upon request by park staff.
  • Businesses servicing or supplying locations inside the park are issued non-fee park supplier permits. Contact the Visitor Services Office or more information.
  • Individuals or organizations conducting tours in the park do not need a commercial travel permit; instead, a Commercial Use Authorization or commercial tour fee is required.

Prohibited

  • Any type of trailer is prohibited.
  • Transporting natural resources, such as antlers or animal parts, for commercial purposes is prohibited.
  • Vehicles larger than passenger cars and vans or trucks up to one ton in size are prohibited.
  • The use of annual park passes or multi-day entrance receipts in lieu of a commercial travel permit is prohibited.
  • Commercial vehicles larger than one ton or those pulling any size trailer are still prohibited from park roads for commercial or business travel.
 

Hazardous Materials

The transport of any hazardous materials to the National Park Service or any of the concessioners inside the park requires a hazardous materials transport permit in addition to a Park Supplier Permit. Transport of hazardous materials on US Highway 191 within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park (milepost 11 north to milepost 31) also requires an annual hazardous materials permit.

In order to be permitted to transport hazardous materials through Yellowstone, you are required to supply the following current information:

  • Completed application for hazardous material hauling (enclosed).
  • Documentation of cargo tank inspections (hydrostatic (5 year), visual (1 year), and leakage (1 year) tests).
  • Verification of General Liability insurance.
  • Proof of business transaction within permitted area.
 

Contact Us

National Park Service Visitor Services Office

Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (MT)
Closed federal holidays
Office: (307) 344-2110
Fax: (307) 344-2112
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Last updated: June 3, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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