Changes to Commercial Filming Permits on Park Land
On January 22, 2021, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Price v. Barr determining the permit and fee requirements applying to commercial filming under 54 USC 100905, 43 CFR Part 5, and 36 CFR Part 5 are unconstitutional. Following this recent court decision, the National Park Service will not be implementing or enforcing the commercial filming portions of 43 CFR Part 5 until further notice, including accepting applications, issuing permits, enforcing the terms and conditions of permits, issuing citations related to permits, or collecting cost recovery and location fees for commercial filming activities.
Price v. Barr had no impact on how the National Park Service regulates still photography, so there are no changes in how the National Park Service regulates that activity. Still photographers require a permit only when:
Learn more information about Filming & Still Photography Permits here.
Permits for the National Parks of New York Harbor
Should your activity require a permit the necessary permits for each unit of the National Parks of New York Harbor may be requested through the following means:
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island:
Gateway National Recreation Area:
Castle Clinton National Monument:
Federal Hall National Memorial:
General Grant National Memorial:
Hamilton Grange National Memorial:
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site:
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site:
African Burial Ground National Monument:
Last updated: June 11, 2021