The National Park Service issues filming/photography permits for photography, filming, and associated sound recording to ensure protection of resources, to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses, or when projects involve props, models, professional crews and casts or set dressings. Permits are required for access to areas normally closed to the visiting public.
Commercial Filming and Photography
Grand Canyon National Park is recognized worldwide as an area set aside and administered with preservation at the core. In order to preserve and protect resources and to assure the enjoyment of those resources by the public, the following guidelines are established by the superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park as they relate to filming and photographic activities within the park boundaries.
How to Apply
The application packet must include:
You may email us if you have questions.
Location Fee Schedule
Commercial filming: digital or film recording of a visual image or sound recording by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience, such as for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project. Under P.L. 106-206, all commercial filming requires a permit and is subject to a location fee and cost recovery charges.
Last updated: August 7, 2017