• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Permit Office Contacts

How do I apply for a permit?

Requests for permits are taken by phone and/or e-mail in the order received. Leave a voice message and your call will be returned.

Below are a list of contact information for the Permit Office. Please contact the appropriate ranger for your activity.

Commercial Use Authorizations, Still Photography Permits, and Special Events

Office of Special Park Uses
Desk and voice mail: (805) 370-2308

Motion Picture and Filming Permits

Tony Hoffman
Filming Coordinator
National Park Service - Santa Monica Mountains
California State Parks - Angeles District
Desk and voice mail: (818) 880-0358

Did You Know?

Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash played an important role in making sure 85 acres remained open space.

On June 13, 1980, Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash and concerned citizens fulfilled a dream-- a place for families to explore our natural world and learn about the Chumash. Satwiwa in Newbury Park, CA celebrates the beauty of the mountains and all Native American cultures.