Special Park Use Permits
Who Needs a Permit?
Generally, a permit is not required for: Visitors using cameras and/or recording devices for their own personal use. Sound technicians and film or video news crews at breaking news events. In these cases, the superintendent will still be required to protect park resources and the rights and safety of park visitors. News media wishing access for entertainment or scheduled purposes may require a permit. NPS filming or photography, Department of the Interior Audiovisual Center filming, or filming/photography done pursuant to a cooperative agreement or contract.
A Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit is required for:
Commercial filming of motion pictures or television involving the use of professional casts, settings or crews, other than bona fide newsreel or news television. Still photography of articles of commerce or models for the purpose of commercial advertising.
Allow for at least three weeks to process an application. Drones are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and require Regional approval.
To apply or for more information, please contact the Special Park Use Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org