• Historic Image of New York Harbor

    National Parks of New York Harbor

    New York

Fees for Commercial and Still Photography Permits

What fees will I have to pay?

The National Park Service is authorized to collect two fees; cost recovery and a location fee. Cost recovery includes an application fee which must be submitted with your application and well as a charge to cover the costs incurred by the National Park Service in processing your request and monitoring your permit. This amount will vary depending on the size and complexity of your permit.

In addition, the National Park Service has been directed by Congress to collect a fee to provide a fair return to the United States for the use of park lands. The National Park Service uses the following fee schedule:

Commercial Filming/Videos

Still Photography

1 - 2 people, camera & tripod only

$0/day

1 - 10 people

$150/day

1 - 10 people

$50/day

11 - 30 people

$250/day

11 - 30 people

$150/day

31 - 49 people

$500/day

Over 30 people

$250/day

Over 50 people

$750/day

Are there other permit requirements?

You will be required to obtain liability insurance naming the United States as additionally insured in an amount commensurate with the risk posed to park resources by your proposed activity. You may also be asked to post a bond to ensure the payment of all charges and fees and the restoration of the area if necessary.

Did You Know?

Every year, the New York City marathon begins in Fort Wadsworth, which is cared for by the National Park Service

Off to a running start! Every year, the New York City marathon begins at Fort Wadsworth, part of Gateway National Recreation Area. Fort Wadsworth is one of 23 unique destinations included in the National Parks of New York Harbor. More...