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Denver is proud to host hundreds of film projects on public property each year! Whether it’s a commercial family portrait shoot or a short film or TV commercial, Denver’s sunny days and beautiful skyline brighten up any film.

Denver’s Office of Special Events serves as a liaison to the many film productions held in the City & County of Denver! We are here to help guide you while planning your film shoot on public property.  The office receives the film application, coordinates appropriate approvals, discusses options and issues the film permit.  

To film on public property or in parks in the City and County of Denver you must complete the event/film application found here at least five (5) business days prior to the shoot date.

Contact our office with any questions you may have by email: or by calling 720-913-1501.

Planning a film production on Denver public property?

The City and County of Denver requires the following information on your Proof of Insurance:

  1. Insurance amount required: $1,000,000 (one million dollars)

  2. Under Description of Operations the following language must be included:

    "The City and County of Denver, its Officers, Officials and Employees are included as Additional Insureds under the General Liability as respects to liability arising out of the filming activities of the Named Insured."

  3. Under Certificate Holder the following language must be included:

    The City/County of Denver


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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.

Hours for Shooting or Filming - The permits apply to shooting or filming between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Shooting before or after this time frame is prohibited, unless special approval is provided by Film and Video Production.

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 Rules & Regulations (PDF).  This notification must occur prior to the filming activity.

Complete the online application - this is an easy online form that will only take a few moments to complete. You will need to create an account to get started. Once received you will be assigned a Special Event Liaison who will forward the permit request and proof of insurance to the appropriate City agencies, which review the request, provide approvals and issue you the permit. 



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