Films & Permits

Filming in Marin National Parks

Note Changes to Commercial Filming Permits on Park Land

Under the interim guidance, the National Park Service is not distinguishing between types of filming, such as commercial, non-commercial, or news gathering. Low-impact filming activities will not require a special use permit, but non-low-impact filming activities may require a permit to address their potential impacts on park resources and visitor activities. The National Park Service is not collecting application or location fees, or cost recovery for filming activities.

Those interested in commercial filming activities on land managed by the National Park Service are encouraged to contact the park directly for more information about filming in the park.

Please contact Noemi Robinson directly with your concerns and/or questions at the following:
415-740-8061 text/mobile
Email: noemi_robinson@nps.gov 
Working remotely Monday through Friday and available 10:00am to 16:00 PT


 

All applications will need to be submitted with a Marin approved COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SSP). The SSP will be required to be visible on site at all times. It is advised to give plenty of lead time (two weeks) when scheduling a project. Case by Case Review for maximum crew size.

1. Filming in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
Find more information on filming in GGNRA areas by going to:
https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm

Film Permit Applications:
For GGNRA Small Film or Photo Shoot Application: NPS Application for Special Use Permit

For assistance with filming and still photography in the GGNRA (North of the Golden Gate Bridge), mail applicatiom to:
Noemi Robinson, Program Coordinator
Mail: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Office of Special Park Uses
201 Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-4371
Fax: 415-561-4305
Email: noemi_robinson@nps.gov
Katie Beltrano, Permit Specialist
Phone: 415-561-4373
Email: 
Katie_Beltrano@nps.gov
All permits are reviewed every Thursday and must be submitted via fax a minimum of 10 working days in advance based on availability.

Filming ON Stinson Beach - Southern End Only
Noemi Robinson, Supervising Park Ranger
Phone: 415-561-4371
Fax: 415-561-4305
Email: noemi_robinson@nps.gov

2. Filming in Muir Woods National Monument 
For all commercial media inquiries contact:
Noemi Robinson, Supervising Park Ranger
Phone: 415-561-4371
Fax: 415-561-4305
Email: noemi_robinson@nps.gov

Find more information on filming in GGNRA areas by going to:
www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/specialparkuses.htm


3. Filming in Point Reyes National Seashore
For all inquiries regarding filming in Point Reyes, mail application to:
Special Park Uses Office
Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, Ca 94956
Pay permit fees if required online at Pay.gov
Jessica Camacho, Public safety Dispatcher 
Email: Jessica_Camacho@nps.gov
Phone: 415-464-5111
Susan St. Vincent, Special Park Uses
Email: Susan_St_Vincent@nps.gov
Website for permit guidelines: www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/permitsandreservations.htm
Must permit a minimum of 30 business days in advance
Please check for park closures first


For all public service media inquiries, contact:
Julian Espinoza, Public Affairs Specialist
Public Affairs Office, Golden Gate NRA
Phone: 415-561-4732 or 561-4700
Email: goga_public_affairs@nps.gov
(Permits not required for public service-related photos and filming.)

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Deborah Albre
Film Liaison and Creative Services
Marin Film Resource Office
film@visitmarin.org
Direct Cell: 415-297-1611

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