Event/Commercial Permits

Mt. Wilson Telecommunication TowersThe Forest Service authorizes (permits) the private use of National Forest land for a variety of reasons, including recreation cabins, ski areas, resorts, outfitter guides such as pack stations, communication sites, etc. For information regarding the administration of existing special use permits or obtaining a new special use permit, please call the special uses person at one of our office locations.

Some group activities and some recreation events may require a Special Use Permit. A Special Use Permit grants rights or privileges of occupancy and uses to the holder. Examples include reserving a public site for a wedding party or holding a bicycle race on public lands. These permits contain specific terms and conditions that the holder must follow.
Before Special Use Permits are issued, the Forest Service must determine that the proposed use complies with all management plans and laws, that there is a demonstrated need for the activity, and that the use is appropriate on national forest system lands. Special Use Permits are a temporary authority.

For general information visit our National Special Uses website.

For specific information on how to obtain a permit on the Angeles National Forest, contact your nearest Forest Service Office.

To film or shoot photography in the forest, please download and fill out the filming permit proposal. Once completed, please email your proposal to Angela Stever (angela.stever@usda.gov).


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