Commercial filming and photography in Dinosaur National Monument requires a permit. Commercial filming means filming that involves the digital or film recording of a visual image or sound recording by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience. This includes recordings such as those used for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project.
Still photography, whether commercial or noncommercial, will not require a permit unless:
- It takes place at a location where/when the public is generally not allowed, or
- It uses models or props that are not part of the monument's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities, or
- The National Park Service would need to provide management and oversight to prevent unacceptable impacts.
Personal, noncommercial filming and/or photography does not require a permit. A permit may be required if that filming and/or photography occurs outside normal visitation areas and hours.
Contact the monument at (970) 374-3000 if you have any questions.
Download and review the Filming Preliminary Information Checklist (PDF), and submit the proper application (below).