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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Commercial Filming and Photography

Special rules cover commercial filming, commercial photography, and breaking news coverage. Click here to see what special rules apply to your intended use and whether a permit will be required.

All permit applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will not normally be issued for areas or periods of high visitation. If you have questions, contact the park at 504-589-3882 ext. 407 or email the park.

A nonrefundable $50.00 processing fee made payable to "National Park Service" must accompany your completed application.

  • short form application for commercial filming/still photography permit. If you choose the short form and additional information is required, you may be asked to fill out a long form, but no additional fee will be charged.
  • long form application for commercial filming/still photography permit (this form is generally used for larger-scale productions).

Did You Know?

St. Louis Cathedral and a statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse in New Orleans' Jackson Square

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