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Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the COVID-19 Outbreak Health Order 1: Suspension of Laws and Appendix A, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments, or the Commissioner's Order of Extension for mining payments.

Commercial Recreation Day Use Registration

Commercial Recreation Day Use Registration

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin to gather yearly expected use patterns from commercial recreation operators through this registration system. The level of commercial recreation activities occurring on state land is increasing. Many of these activities do not require permits, therefore DNR has not been able to obtain much of the commercial use data needed to make informed land management decisions. DNR needs to collect information about where such uses are occurring, how many clients are recreating on state land and the type of activity that is occurring.

Please use the following form or on-line system to register your commercial recreation day use on state uplands, shorelands, tidelands, and fresh water bodies. Businesses are required to register their commercial recreation day use in advance of the use each calendar year. A new regulation effective December 7, 2002 generally allows day use of state land for commercial recreation purposes without a permit only if the business registers.

Businesses that have obtained additional authorization from DNR for commercial recreation purposes other than day use may also use this system to register their day use.

Regulation: 11 AAC 96.018 and 96.250

More detailed information may be found on the fact sheet

  • Please select your registration preference and continue.
  1. Submit registration information using paper form: (PDF) $80.00 (plus $4 each visitor day)

    (PDF form is provided for printing. Please complete the form and submit it by mail or in person, along with payment, to one of the three offices listed on the form.)

  2. Complete registration online: $80.00 (plus $4 each visitor day)
    (Payment may be made online using a credit card or by mailing a check/money order. Existing commercial recreation lease/permit holders should use this option to register their day use activities. Have your ADL/LAS number available before proceeding.)