Application Deadlines and Special Regulations
For commercial outfitting/guiding: A completed application packet must be submitted 180 days prior to the date of the activity. This lead time is necessary in order to complete paperwork and any environmental analysis that may be required. More or less time may be needed to complete work on your permit.
For commercial/competitive events: Factors considered when deciding whether or not to issue permits for new events include public demand for the proposed use, the capability of the applicant to carry out the proposed use, projected government revenues, and past performance. Applications for new recreation events must be submitted at least 180 days prior to the proposed use. The renewal or modification of existing use permits will follow standard Bureau procedures and not be counted as a new use. Applications for renewal of previously issued permits may be treated as new uses not qualifying for renewal privileges whenever the use authorization has lapsed for one or more years.
For organized 4WD events: Special Recreation Permits are currently required for all organized events utilizing fifty vehicles or more.