Permits & Reservations

Several people on a grassy field holding video equipment and watching people being interviewed
Commercial film crew at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

NPS / Tom Engberg

Regulations for Commercial Filming,
Still Photography & Audio Recording

On August 22nd, 2013 the Department of the Interior published final regulations in the Federal Register on commercial filming, still photography and audio recording applying to the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management. The regulations become effective September 23rd, 2013. If you are unfamiliar with these regulations and may be filming commercially within the park, it is strongly encouraged that you read the detailed information on these new regulations.

Permits are required for organized First Amendment Rights, commercial filming or photography, or distribution of written material at the park. For special events taking place on park land, permittee will be required to provide liability insurance and is responsible for reimbursing the National Park Service for unbudgeted costs incurred during the special event.


Special Use Permits Applications

All applications are in PDF format.

Form 10-930 - Application for Special Use Permit

Form 10-932 - Application for Special Use Permit for Commercial Filming/Still Photography
Form 10-114 - Special Use Permit

Last updated: February 8, 2018

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