Frequently Asked Questions

Your membership number is on your membership card. It is also on your User Profile on the website. To view your profile, click on your user name (when logged in) in the top menu, to the far right. You can also get to your User Profile by clicking here.

You can’t change your membership number.
The expiration date is on your membership card and on your User Profile on the website. To view your profile, click on your user name (when logged in) in the top menu, to the far right. You can also get to your User Profile by clicking here.

All memberships expire on the last day of the month. No one can see your membership number or expiration date except you. You can’t change your expiration date. You will also receive email notifications when your membership is close to expiring.
You will receive a membership card in the mail. You can also check your Profile on the website (see above). Your expiration date will be changed to reflect dues payment. This usually happens within 24 hours of paying with PayPal. It will take longer for checks. Allow time for the US Mail to be delivered to the Membership Director.
Lifetime Achievement Awards are given to people who have visited a minimum number of NPS park units: Bronze – visit 100 units; Silver – visit 200 units; Gold – visit 300 units; Platinum – visit ALL units. It doesn’t matter when you visited the unit or if you collected a stamp. No proof of visitation is required. Applications can be found under the “Awards” tab on the website.
This award is earned by visiting all NPS units in the lower 48 states. It does require you to visit Klondike Gold Rush NHP in Seattle WA and the Tule Lake CA, World War II Valor in the Pacific site. There is no time frame for earning this award. Applications can be found under the “Awards” tab on the website.
This award has four levels: Special Achievement, Bronze, Silver and Gold. It is different than the Lifetime Achievement Award because it is an award for collecting stamps and visiting parks in one calendar year. You can apply for this award every year. In addition, a “Clean Sweep” award is available for those members who collect at least one stamp in each region in a calendar year.
You can renew your membership at any time, and for any length of time. We do not offer a ‘lifetime’ membership, but you can pay for as many years as you want.
No, dues are not refundable after you have been activated as a NPTC Member and given access to the website features.
Contact the Membership Director via PM or email ( md@parkstamps.org ) and request up to 15 cards. Send a PM or email with the following information: - your name (and NPTC #, if you have it) - how many you would like (MAX of 15 only!) - the address to which you would like them sent

Remember, do not leave these cards lying around any national park sites without specific permission. They are great to hand out to people interested in stamping.