Certain activities within Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, such as diving, require a permit. Permits are free of cost.
How to Apply
For most proposed activities, a NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries permit application must be completed. Instructions, application forms, and related information can be found here.
Where to Apply
Submit completed applications to:
NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Permit requests are evaluated based on their potential single and cumulative impacts to sanctuary resources versus the potential benefits the activity may provide in terms of resource protection.
For more information on permitting within Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, contact the permit coordinator at Tane.Casserley@noaa.gov.
Prohibitions Within National Marine Sanctuaries
Activities prohibited in sanctuaries can be found in program regulations at 15 CFR Part 922. If your proposed activity includes any prohibited action, a permit is likely required.
Find out more about permitting within national marine sanctuaries.