Permits for Filming & Photography
You generally don't need a permit for your personal, noncommercial filming and photography activities within normal visitation areas and hours. However, filming outside normal visitation areas and hours and all commercial filming will require a special permit.
Special park uses, including filming and photography activities—whether commercial or noncommercial—will be allowed in parks provided that the activities
Unacceptable impacts are impacts that, individually or cumulatively, would
For the purposes of NPS policy, filming and photography encompass any technology that may be used for recording images or the sound tracks associated with them.
All commercial filming activities will require a permit.
Still photography (whether commercial or noncommercial), in accordance with Public Law 106-206, will not require a permit unless
Commercial media coverage of breaking news never requires a permit, but is subject to the restrictions and conditions necessary to protect park resources from unacceptable impacts.
Performance bond and liability insurance requirements must be met, and all costs incurred by the National Park Service in writing the permit, monitoring, providing protection services, or otherwise supporting filming or photography activities will be reimbursed by the permittee as a condition of the permit. A location fee will also be required as a condition of the permit. The amount of the fee will be based on the fee schedule current at the time the permit is approved. Neither the location fee nor the cost recovery charges may be waived.
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