For commercial permits, please click on the link below to fill out an application. Please send completed application packets to:
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 62
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
A Special Use Permit is required for all commercial operations on National Wildlife Refuges, including any activities for which participants pay a fee for any services rendered or goods delivered on Refuge lands. This includes instructor-led educational groups. All requests must be received 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Permits are required for all commercial videography, including filming of documentaries, travelogues, feature stories, and advertising. Liability insurance and bonding may be required depending on the specific production activities proposed. News gathering organizations are exempt from fee, insurance, and bonding requirements, but may require a Special Use Permit to ensure compatibility with Refuge purposes, public use, ongoing research, or to protect Refuge resources. Because of this, a meeting between Refuge staff and the project leader is recommended. All requests must be received 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Commercial Activities Permit Request