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*Due to the Stay at Home Order that has been issued for the City and County of Denver, the Office of Special Events will not be issuing permits for any film or photography shoots until further notice.


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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, a short film or TV commercial, Denver’s sunny days, green spaces, historical architecture and modern skyline can provide the perfect backdrop.

The Office of Special Events is here to help guide you through your project form planning to production. The office can discuss location options and will process applications, coordinate approvals and issue the final film permit.

To film on public property or in parks in the City and County of Denver you must complete the Film Permit Application found below at least five (5) business days prior to the shoot date.

Contact our office with any questions you may have at or 720-913-1501.

Planning a film production or photo shoot on public property in Denver? Here's what you need.

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 granted.

Notice of Shooting or Filming - If the filming activity may cause noise or any disturbance to the normal activity in the area, the applicant must provide notice to businesses and residents close by as specified in Film Rules & Regulations. This notification must occur prior to the filming activity.

Complete the online application - an easy online form that will only take a few moments to complete. You will need to create an account to get started. Once your completed application is 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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