Special use application fees are required and must be paid when submitting a special use application. All application fees are non-refundable. Special Use Permits are required for certain regulated and non-traditional uses for Metro's parks, natural areas and cemeteries to ensure public health and safety, to prevent conflicts with other scheduled activities and to protect natural resources, properties and facilities owned or managed by Metro. Special uses are any activity, gathering or use that are required to have authorization by Metro Code regulations. Special use permits give permission, without conveying an interest in land, to occupy the use of Metro properties or facilities for specified purposes.