Permit information

Although comparatively, few permits are necessary for filming in New Mexico, permits are required for production on federal, state-owned and tribal properties and lands. Permits are also often required for production on city properties, especially historical sites and public streets, as well as for special use of county roads and state highways.

*Companies considering shooting on federal property must connect with the proper federal contact immediately. 

Location Permits

State owned properties: Please contact the NMFO at 505-476-5600 or via email at info@nmfilm.com

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. For permit questions specific to a location, please contact the nearest film liaison.

General Permits

Insurance

The standard insurance requirement for shooting in New Mexico is a comprehensive general liability insurance policy. It is required by all public permitting agencies. It must be issued in the form and amount required by the permitting entity.

American Humane Association

If you are using animals in your project, contact the American Humane Association.
Film and Television Unit
11530 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604
818-501-0123, Fax: 818-501-8725
Email: filmunit@americanhumane.org

Fire & Explosives Regulations/Contacts

State Fire Marshall
Santa Fe Office: 800-244-6702

general permit questions

For general permit questions, please contact info@nmfilm.com or call 505-476-5600.