Commercial Filming and Still Photography

Filming and Photography Permit Requirements

A permit is not required when:

  1. The filming or photography is for personal use and it occurs within normal visitation and hours;
  2. The filming or photography relates to news media coverage

A permit is required when:

  1. The filming or photography is commercial in nature and/or includes the use of models, props or sets, which are not part of the location's natural landscape;
  2. The filming or photography requires entry into areas restricted from normal visitation;
  3. The filming or photography requires support from the National Park Service, such as an interview with a ranger;
  4. The filming or photography requires National Park Service monitoring or oversight to protect park resources and/or provide for visitor use and safety during filming.

Completed applications, along with a non-refundable $250.00 application fee, must be received by the park no less than 45 days prior to the start of the event. The fee covers the cost of administering the permit request and must be submitted with the application in the form of check or money order made payable to the "National Park Service". Additional fees for costs incurred by the National Park Service, such as event monitoring, may also apply.

Land/facility use fees associated with filming and photography permits are determined in the same manner as fees for other permits,with the exception of land/facility use fees. Filming and Photography land/facility (also called location) fees are established in accordance with P.L. 106-206 and are listed below. The Filming and Photography location fees provided are applicable to all NPS sites.

Commercial Filming/Videos
1 - 2 people, (camera & tripod only) $0.00 per day
1 - 10 people $150.00 per day
11 - 30 people $250.00 per day
31 - 49 people $500.00 per day
50 or more people $750.00 per day
Commercial Still Photography
1 - 10 people $50.00 per day
11 - 30 people $150.00 per day
31 or more people $250.00 per day


For more information email us or call 606-246-1050.

Last updated: March 4, 2019

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