All permit applications for film and photography projects must be submitted at least 5 days in advance. All permits for film and photography are free-of-charge unless exclusive use of a space is desired, in which case normal permit fees apply.
When is a permit required for film/photography projects?
Personal family portrait sessions, wedding videography shoots, etc. done strictly for private use DO NOT require a permit unless exclusive use of a park space is desired.
Film and photography conducted in parks for commercial use always requires a permit.
Who issues film permits?
If fewer than 5 people are involved in the film project (including crew members), a park permit is issued from Denver Parks & Recreation free-of-charge unless exclusive use of a space is desired.
If 6 or more people are involved in a commercial film project, a film permit must first be initiated through the Denver Office of Special Events.
Is insurance needed?
All permits for commercial film projects require insurance:
Do press events require a permit?
Day-of press conferences and media events do not require a permit; however, all park rules must be followed, including parking restrictions—no vehicles are allowed in unauthorized areas.
Pre-scheduled press events in parks should submit a Park Permit application at least 5 days in advance.