Fees for recreational use of public lands and waters are charged to commercial users, vendors, competitive event participants and spectators, visitors to special areas, and participants in organized group activities and events which require a permit.
As of March 1, 2014 the minimum annual fee for any commercial SRP is $105.00. A pre-payment of estimated user fees is required before any use can occur. The pre-payment amount should be based on an annual revenue estimate agreed to by both the permittee and the authorized officer. When revenues are uncertain (i.e., for the first year of a new operation), the minimum fee of $105.00 or an estimate agreed to by both parties is appropriate. For competitive events and organized groups, fee estimates will be based on the anticipated number of participants.
Commercial Use Fees
The fee for commercial use is 3 percent of the gross receipts derived from use authorized under the SRP.
Vendor Use Fees
These are calculated in the same manner as commercial use fees. Vendor fees may also include an assigned site fee and/or exclusive use fee which is $210.00.
Competitive Use Fees
Fees are charged on a per-user day basis for participants, as a percentage of gross receipts, or the $105.00 minimum fee, whichever is greater. The per-user day rate is currently $5.00 per participant per day. When use is both commercial and competitive, the higher fee will be charged.
Special Area Permit Fees
The fee for individual use of Special Areas is set by the State Director. As an example, the fee for Westwater Canyon river permits is $10.00 per person.
Organized Group/Event Fees
The fee for this type of use is currently $5.00 per participant per day. The $105.00 fee will be applied to the $5.00 per person per day.
These fees are evaluated every 3 years and potentially adjusted based on the implicit price deflator index.
Cost recovery will apply to Special Recreation Permits that require 50 hours or more for processing and administration.