Film Permits

Information about film permits.

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Generally, few permits are needed for filming in the Albuquerque area.

Permits are usually required for production on federal, state and tribal lands. Permits are required for production on city property, sensitive areas such as historical sites and on public streets and sidewalks, including county roads and state highways.

For more complete information regarding permitting, please contact us.

City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque's permitting process has been designed for activities that affect the public's right of way or the City's ability to provide emergency services to the public.

It is up to the applicant to conform to the current laws and requirements, ensure that the production company has all the necessary permits and remains in compliance throughout filming. Failure to comply with the requirements suggested by City departments can result in a shut down of filming with possible legal ramifications.