Films & Permits

Filming in Marin National Parks

Note Changes to Commercial Filming Permits on Park Land

To start the permit process, please submit an Application for Special Use, by postal mail, email, or by fax. A permit specialist will contact you for payment information. Please note that 30 days is the minimum amount of time required for issuing permits. It takes 4-10 business days for permit application review and up to 60 days for complex requests with large groups, onsite catering, substantial equipment, etc... All weekends are booked in 2022 for mid to large-size events parkwide or events that require Ranger staffing. 

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/goga/planyourvisit/specialparkuses.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), email or mail the application to:
Email: GOGA_Permits@nps.gov
Mail: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Office of Special Park Uses
201 Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-4300
Fax: 415-561-4305

Filming ON Stinson Beach - Southern End Only
Email or mail the application to the Supervising Park Ranger
Mail: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Office of Special Park Uses
201 Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-4300
Fax: 415-561-4305
Email:GOGA_Permits@nps.gov

2. Filming in Muir Woods National Monument 
Email or mail the application to the Supervising Park Ranger 
Mail: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Office of Special Park Uses
201 Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-4300
Fax: 415-561-4305
Email: GOGA_Permits@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, email or mail the application to:
Special Park Uses Office
Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, Ca 94956
Phone: 415-464-5111
Susan St. Vincent, Special Park Uses
Email: Susan_St_Vincent@nps.gov
Website for permit guidelines: https://www.nps.gov/
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.)

View running video of Conzelman Road in the Golden Gate Recreation Area (GGNRA)

Meet Your Film Liaison

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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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