Special Use Permit
Special Use Permits are required for any activity outside of normal visitor use such as weddings, private events or programs, off trail access, etc. Any individual, group, society or organization may request a Special Use Permit. Anyone wishing to obtain a special use permit should complete the Application for Special Use Permit and mail it to the park Special Use Coordinator at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 84 CR 2900, Aztec, New Mexico, 87410. For further information call Tracy Bodnar at 505-334-6174 ext. 232 or email e-mail us.
Please remember to enclose a check, money order or Visa, MasterCard or Discover card information for $100.00 to cover non-refundable application costs. If using a credit card, include name on the card, number, expiration date, and bank name. If filming application is approved, additional costs may apply.
Generally, filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings. Permits are issued to ensure the protection of resources and to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses. Permits are also required for access to areas normally closed to the visiting public.
To apply for a permit, please complete an Aztec Ruins National Monument filming application form and submit it to the Special Use Coordinator, allowing sufficient time for evaluation by the park staff before the start date of the proposed activity to be conducted in the park.
Requests will be evaluated on the basis of the information in the application. Therefore you are encouraged to attach maps, diagrams, script pages or storyboards to assist the park staff in evaluating your request. (Since the National Park Service cannot censor content, submission of script and storyboards is voluntary.)
All costs of evaluating the request will be billed to the applicant, whether a permit is issued or not. In compliance with the requirements of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the applicant must submit their social security number or Federal tax ID number when filling out the application for permit. Applications will not be processed if submitted incomplete or are received without payment.
Did You Know?
The significance of unique green stripes along western walls at Aztec Ruins is a mystery. The greywacke stone was hauled from nearby quarries. We can only guess at reasons for the inclusion by the original masons.