Commercial Film Permits
Filming permits are never required for our regular visitors to the park, even if they intend to use their photos in some commercial fashion when they return home. Film permits are not required for "breaking" news.
Filming permits are required for any public or commercial photographer regardless of whether for charitable, educational or philanthropic purpose if:
All filming may only be done in open areas of the park. If you have a question about whether or not you may need a filming permit, please contact our Special Park Uses Coordinator at (252) 473-2111, Ext. 121 or email.
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.