Denver is home to mild weather, blue skies, beautiful parks, historic buildings, unique neighborhoods and a Rocky Mountain backdrop, making a location scout’s job easy. Since the first films were shot in Colorado in 1897, the City and County of Denver has been supportive of local and out-of-state film projects and commercial productions.
To film on public property or in parks in the City and County of Denver you must complete the event/film application form (found here), at least five (5) business days prior to the shoot date. Requests that include street and/or lane closures must be received at least seven (5) business days, prior to the shoot date.
ALL requests must include the following information:
** If your script or photo shoot depicts violence, the use of guns, drugs, gangs, pyrotechnics, explosives, smoke or use of flammable liquids, include information on the Special Event/Film Application. The Denver Police Department(DPD) and/or Denver Fire Department (DFD) will be notified, and they may require a copy of the script before required permits or approvals can be obtained. If DPD or DFD personnel are required to be on site for your shoot additional charges will apply.
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The Office of Special Events will forward the permit request and proof of insurance to the appropriate City agencies, which review the request, provide approvals and issue related permits. Permits will be emailed to you upon completion.
Notice of Shooting or Filming - If the filming activity may cause noise or any disturbance to the normal activity in the area where filming is to take place, the applicant must provide notice to businesses and residents of the area, as specified in Film & TV Rules and Regulations. This notification must occur prior to the filming activity.