Although comparatively few permits are necessary for filming in New Mexico, permits are required for production on federal, state, and tribal lands. In other words, if the land is not privately owned, find out what permits are needed! Permits will most likely be required for production on city properties, sensitive areas such as historical sites, and on public streets including county roads and state highways. An environmental consultant and/or archeologist may be required for parks. For more complete information regarding permitting, please contact the land-owner. Feel free to also contact the the New Mexico Film Office for additional direction, 505-476-5600.
Land Use Permits
* Companies considering shooting on federal property must connect with the proper federal contact immediately, be aware that security clearances for all cast and crew entering the property must be processed with Homeland Security and expect a lead time of at least four (4) weeks for final approval.