Public Documents

This section contains the public documents related to Burning Man Project, including the Burning Man Project Bylaws and the BLM Event Stipulations for Black Rock City.

Burning Man Project Bylaws

Download the Burning Man Project Restated Bylaws, a California Public Benefit Corporation, which were unanimously adopted December 9, 2013.

Burning Man Project Form 990

The Form 990 is an IRS tax form that provides the public with financial information about a nonprofit organization. Essentially, it is the organization’s annual tax return. It is also used by government agencies to prevent organizations from abusing their tax-exempt status. Over time, our 990s will tell the story of where we’ve gone and what we’ve accomplished as an organization. This is one of the primary ways we provide financial information about our organization, and one of the biggest ways Burning Man’s operations are more transparent as a nonprofit.

BLM Stipulations for Black Rock City

As is their standard permitting procedure, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), who provides the permit for Black Rock LLC to hold the annual Burning Man Event in the Black Rock Desert, sets out a series of permit stipulations. One of those states: “The permittee shall post a copy of the Special Recreation Permit (Form 2930-1) … on the Burning Man website….” Furthermore, another stipulation states, in part: “BRC shall implement a controlled substance and alcohol use policy. This policy will be posted and maintained on all public information boards and relayed to participants through other available means.”

On August 7, 2015 the Bureau of Land Management issued a one-year permit for the Burning Man event. Below are the relevant documents that BRC LLC is making available publicly.