Permits & Reservations

Four people standing under microphones on the left and a pair of people on the right side of the frame watching their actions.
Commercial film crew at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

NPS / Tom Engberg

Regulations for Commercial Filming, Still Photography & Audio Recording

On August 22, 2013 the Department of the Interior published final regulations in the Federal Register on commercial filming, still photography and audio recording applying to the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management. The regulations become effective September 23, 2013. If you are unfamiliar with these regulations and may be filming commercially within the park, it is strongly encouraged that you read the detailed information on these new regulations.

Permits are required for organized First Amendment Rights, commercial filming or photography, or distribution of written material at the park. For special events taking place on park land, permittee will be required to provide liability insurance and is responsible for reimbursing the National Park Service for unbudgeted costs incurred during the special event.


Special Use Permits Applications
All applications are in PDF format.

Form 10-930 - Application for Special Use Permit (1.6MB)

Form 10-932 - Application for Special Use Permit for Commercial Filming/Still Photography (1.8MB)

Form 10-114 - Special Use Permit (1.3MB)

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NPS / T. Engberg

First Amendment Demonstration Area

Visit the park's First Amendment Demonstration Area page for a detailed map of the free speech area, information about the use of the free speech area and whether or not groups need a permit to assemble in the designated free speech area.

Last updated: January 30, 2018

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