Commercial Film & Photography
Who Needs a Permit?
*Commercial filming is defined as digital or film recording of a visual image by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience, such as for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project. Under P.L. 106-206 all commercial filming requires a permit and is subject to a location fee and cost recovery charges.
**Model means a person or object that serves as the subject for commercial filming or still photography for the purposes of promoting sales or use of a product or service. Models include but are not limited to, individuals, animals, or inanimate objects such as vehicles, boats articles of clothing, and food and beverage products.
Permits are NOT Generally Required When
A $50 application fee is charged to consider any permit request. Additional fees, such as location fees and monitoring fees, may be applicable, depending on the filming project.
For more information about film, photography and sound recording permits, call (570) 426-2440 or email the park's special use coordinator.