Commercial Use & Vending Permits

The whale fountain at Overstreet Park on a sunny day. A cruise ship is in the background and a float plane in the air.

Commercial Tours

Application Period

The regular application period for 1-year 2024 Commercial Use permits is open through Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. Late applications will be accepted April 1 through June 30, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., and will be subject to a late fee. Please allow up to three weeks for permit processing.

To apply, businesses must complete this online form. If you are applying for more than one permitted location, please complete the form again, but select ‘No’ for the second question. A condensed form will then appear, where you will need to fill out the questions specific to the new location. Only fully completed applications will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received outside the application periods will not be considered for a 2024 Commercial Use Permit. Apply now here.

Permit Fees & Charges

  • $250 non-refundable application fee for the first permitted location.
  • $100 non-refundable application fee for each additional permitted location.
  • Applications received after the regular application period will be subject to a $250 late fee.
  • A fee of $3.50 per guided person on CBJ parkland shall be paid to the department by the 15th day of each month for the prior months use.
    • Tours that take the same guest to multiple CBJ parkland locations on the same day will only incur a single $3.50 per person fee for the entire day. However, businesses must still obtain a permit for each location visited.

Commercial Use Permits

Commercial Use permits are issued to authorize businesses to operate commercial enterprises within CBJ Parklands or facilities for periods exceeding 30 days, typically from May through October. Permits are valid only for the calendar year in which it is issued. Applications for permits are accepted during designated periods. Applicants must provide specific documentation and insurance, as well as demonstrate good standing with the CBJ Tax Department. Permits are subject to review and approval by the Director.

The initial application fee for the first permitted location is $250, which is non-refundable. For each additional permitted location, there is a $100 non-refundable application fee.

Apply now for a 1-year 2024 Commercial Use permit online. Click here to access the online application

Authorization for a one-time use for companies or individuals who want to use CBJ Parklands or a facility for profit, i.e.: filming or photo shoots; recreation events. There is an application fee subject to additional fees depending on type and length of use. Applicant may be required to pay for a P&R staff person to monitor the area. Special conditions or restrictions may be required depending on location and/or length of time requested. Please email [email protected] for an application. Permits are subject to Director review and approval. There is a $250 Application Fee.

Commercial Use CBJ Regulations

  • Recommendations for commercial use of trails by Trails Working Group

    In 2004 the Trails Working Group in conjunction with Parks and Recreation put together a list of recommendations for commercial use of existing trails around Juneau.

  • Questions?

    Please email Lauren Verrelli or call (907) 586-0423.

    2024 Application

    2023 Permits Issued

    Above & Beyond Alaska

    • Daily*; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Maximum 8 quests

    Camp Manito-Wish YMCA

    • Two tours for the season
    • Maximum 6 quests

    Above & Beyond Alaska

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 10 guests

    Alaska Galore Tours

    • Daily*; times vary between 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 14 guests

    Alaska Galore Tours

    • Daily*; times vary between 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 14 guests

    Alaska Independent Coach Tours

    • Daily* to pick up rafters
    • Maximum 50 guests

    Alaska Luxury Tours

    • Daily*; times vary between 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Maximum 8 guests

    Gastineau Guiding

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 20 guests

    HAP Alaska-Yukon

    • Daily* to pick up rafters
    • Maximum 80 guests

    Juneau Private Tours

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 4 guests

    Juneau Tours

    • Daily*; times vary
    • 14-42 guests

    M&M

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 15 guests

    Alaska Galore Tours

    • Daily*; times vary between 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 14 guests

    Gastineau Guiding

    • Daily*; times vary between 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Maximum 20 guests

    Alaska Travel Adventures

    • Daily*; times vary between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 24 guests

    Alaska Galore Tours

    • Daily*; times vary between 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 14 guests

    Alaska Pedicab Tours

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 2 guests

    Gastineau Guiding

    • Daily*; times vary between 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Maximum 20 guests

    HAP/Royal Hyway Tours

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 48 guests

    iRide Alaska

    • Monday – Saturday; 2 p.m.
    • Maximum 8 guests

    Juneau Private Tours

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 4 guests

    Juneau Tours

    • Daily*; times vary
    • Maximum 42 guests

    Gastineau Guiding

    • Daily*; times vary between 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Maximum 14 guests

    Gastineau Guiding

    • Tuesday and Thursday – Sunday; times vary between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Maximum 20 guests

    iRide Alaska

    • Daily; 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Maximum 10 guests

    Gastineau Guiding

    • Tuesday and Thursday – Sunday; times vary between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Maximum 20 guests

    Treadwell: Alaska’s Lost Mine

    • Sunday – Friday; 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Maximum 15 guests

    *Daily tours are allowed any day of the week, but may not occur every day.

    Vending & Facility Use Permits

    General Information

    Vending and/or Facility Use permits are required for certain activities carried out on Parks & Recreation property. Read through the various permits available and the scenarios to find out what you will need. Then start the process early in order to obtain the necessary permits prior to your event.

    • All permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis except for Marine Park.
    • The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation requires all food vendors to obtain a Food Establishment Permit.
    • Non-profit organizations are required to provide a copy of a 501(c)(3) IRS form.
    • Vendors are also required to provide a broker’s certificate of public liability insurance.
    • Completed applications for use must be submitted at least one week in advance of the requested date.