Land Access

Visitors may access and use UIC land on a limited basis with written permission. Permitting is required for all UIC land use and applications must be submitted in writing to the UIC Lands Department. Guides, hunters and anglers, tour operators, photographers, scientists, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to respect UIC land and contact the UIC Lands Department to learn more about land use policies.


Any person who is not a UIC shareholder and does not have a permit from UIC may not enter any UIC lands. Unauthorized use of UIC land is prohibited and trespassing is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Land inspections of UIC land are conducted on a regular basis to prevent unauthorized use. All federal, state and local regulations and laws apply to any UIC land use.

Land Use Permits

The use of UIC lands requires an approved permit. Click here to download and print the permit application. If you are requesting access for a film crew please click here to download the Film Crew Permit Application.  All permit holders are prohibited from damaging UIC lands, and must remove any debris or garbage. Hunting is permitted on UIC land only by holders of UIC shareholder guest, local resident, and reciprocal use permits.

Other Land Use Permits

The following forms are required when accessing UIC Lands in-and-around the Barrow area.  UIC shareholders and the general public are required to notify UIC when accessing UIC Lands for any activity.

Please direct any questions and mail or email the completed permit application and any other required information listed on the application to:

UIC Lands Department
P.O. Box 890
Barrow, Alaska 99723
Phone: (907) 852-4460
Fax: (907) 802-3141