Do I need a permit?
Commercial Use Permits
Many different activities on OSMP lands require a permit. Detailed information about permits is below.
If you charge a fee or raise funds while using OSMP lands, you need to have a commercial use permit.
The Commercial Use Permit Program manages commercial activities on Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) lands. OSMP has designed the program to help minimize impacts to natural, agricultural, cultural resources and preserve the quality of the visitor experience.
Special use permits will be required for:
Special use permits are required by the Boulder Revised Code section 8-8-8:
The Off-Trail Permit Program began in February 2007. Visitors must obtain a permit to travel off of designated trails in Habitat Conservation Areas (HCAs) You can travel on designated trails in HCAs without a permit.
This program was adopted as part of the 2005 Visitor Master Plan to protect high quality habitat areas where there is a low trail density.
Follow this link to learn more about the incredible species and resources protected in each of the HCAs.
Facilities on Flagstaff Mountain may be rented in advance for weddings, picnics, parties or other events.
All park visitors whose motor vehicles are not registered in Boulder County must possess either a daily or annual permit to park on Flagstaff Mountain or in Gregory Canyon (see map, 50KB). Beginning June 27, 2011, permits will also be required at South Mesa, Doudy Draw and Flatirons Vista Trailheads.
Alcohol permits are required at Open Space and Mountain Parks facilities or for groups of 15 or more people. Permits are granted only to City of Boulder residents with a confirmed facility rental. Alcohol permits must be obtained between 90 and 14 days prior to the event. The alcohol permit fee is $25.
Anyone who conducts research on OSMP lands requires a research permit. Please call 303-441-3440 for more information.
Please call Kesha Robitaille at 720-564-2032 for more information on memorials.
OSMP offers naturalist-led educational programs. We encourage educators and community members to take advantage of this outdoor classroom and the services provided free by Open Space and Mountain Parks staff. We are happy to help you in any way we can.
The Voice and Sight Tag Program has been designed by the City of Boulder to help dog guardians better understand the voice and sight control standards. Understanding and meeting these standards will help reduce conflicts that can occur between dogs, visitors and wildlife.
All film permit applicants must also submit a City of Boulder Filming Application.
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Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 12:10