A diver installing a scientific instrument on the reef.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary regulations provide for temporary permitting of specific activities that are not otherwise permissible. Such activities are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Permit requests are evaluated based on their potential impacts to sanctuary resources versus the potential benefits the activity may provide in terms of resource protection.

You may download permit application materials below:

NMS Permit Application

NMS Permit Application Instructions

Please submit permit applications well in advance of your proposed project start date.

For more information, please contact Michelle Johnston or visit the National Marine Sanctuary Permits page.