Black Rock Field Office now accepting applications for commercial activity permits at the 2022 Burning Man Event

WINNEMUCCA – The Black Rock Field Office is requesting all persons or businesses wishing to conduct commercial activities at the 2022 Burning Man Event, submit their application by the close of business (4:30 p.m. PST) on Feb. 23, 2022.

Returning applicants must be in good standing with the Bureau of Land Management to be considered for the 2022 renewal process. 

Returning businesses’ standings were provided in their 2019 evaluations and should be reviewed before applying.

Persons or businesses that wish to provide commercial aviation services to the event must also submit an application to the Black Rock Field Office by the date listed above.

New or returning applicants may apply by filling out and returning a 2930-1 Form (Special Recreation Permit

Application) and mailed to- Attn: Burning Man Vendor Permit 2022

Black Rock Field Office

5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.

Winnemucca, NV 89445

The forms can be downloaded from

A commercial use is defined as, “recreation use of the public lands and related waters for business or financial gain.” The activity, services, or use is commercial if — 

“(i) Any person, group, or organization makes or attempts to make a profit, receive money, amortize equipment, or obtain goods or services, as compensation from participants in recreational activities occurring on public lands led, sponsored, or organized by that person, group, or organization; 

(ii) Anyone collects a fee or receives other compensation that is not strictly a sharing or actual expenses, or exceeds actual expenses, incurred for the purposes of the activity, service or use. 

(iii) There is paid public advertising to seek participants; or 

(iv) Participants pay for a duty of care or an expectation of safety.”

Applications submitted after their due date will be denied. The BLM recommends that applicants sending physical applications do so with certified mail to ensure the application is received by the due date. Applications may also be emailed to Mr. Osborne at

For further information or questions, please contact Mr. Osborne at 775-623-1500.