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Depending on when and where you are filming in northern Arizona, you will need permission from different agencies. To perform filming activity within the City of Flagstaff an approved Film and Media Permit is required.
A Flagstaff Film and Media permit is required for street closures, exclusive use of parks and right-of-ways. Any organized activity involving the use of, or having impact upon, City property, City facilities, parks, sidewalks, street areas or the temporary use of City property in a manner that varies from its current land use.
A Flagstaff Film and Media Permit allows a production to film within city-owned properties, parks and public right-of-ways within the defined boundaries of the City of Flagstaff. Film and media permits are issued for commercial photography, filming and associated sound recording to ensure the safety of the public, protection of resources, to prevent significant disruption of normal use, or when they involve props, models, professional crews and casts or set dressings. Although a Film and Media Permit is required for filming in Flagstaff, productions must obtain the proper permissions from private land and business owners when filming is to occur on non-city owned land/property. Should you need to film in another jurisdiction besides Flagstaff, you will need to obtain the appropriate permit for that particular agency.
Generally, film permits are not required for:
To apply for a permit, please complete the Flagstaff Film and Media Permit Application and submit it to the Flagstaff Film Office. You are encouraged to attach a detailed project description to assist staff in evaluating your request.
Flagstaff Film Office
211 W. Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Fax (928) 556-1305