Filming and Photography

Please note that basic commercial filming and photography applications and payments must be received a minimum of 21 days before the requested date. Applications cannot be "rushed" for any reasons. Larger or more complex filming project applications must be received at least 30 days in advance.

Production groups that have never worked at Mount Rushmore National Memorial before are also required to complete a site visit before submitting an application. This ensures that all parties are aware of the possible filming locations and that these locations are specifically listed on the permit application.

View the Guidelines for Commercial Filming and Still Photography to get more information about permits for these activities.

Application form for commercial filming and still photography:

Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permit Application - 669 KB PDF

Last updated: September 27, 2021

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