Other Land Use

Land Use Permits

•Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service
•National Parks and Monuments
•New Mexico State Parks
State Monuments
•State Land Office
White Sands National Park Permit
Click on above links for more information about permits.


The BLM, a Division of the U.S. Department of Interior, manages over 13 million acres in New Mexico for recreational, range, timber, mineral, oil, gas, watershed, fish and wildlife, scientific and cultural values.

BLM Field Offices will issue “minimum impact” permits for production purposes. Permits may be issued at the Field Office after it has been determined that the filming activity will have a minimum impact on the public land. The permits become effective immediately after being issued by the BLM authorized officer. A reasonable amount of time is needed to process the permit, the rule of thumb being two weeks. For more specific information contact the Film Office (505-476-5600) or click here.

* 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 three to four weeks for final approval.

Cynthia Sandoval, Realty Specialist (statewide)
Bureau of Land Management

Phone: (505) 438-7602; (505) 954-2198
Fax: (505) 438-7416; (505) 954-2136
Email: csandova@nm.blm.gov

BLM Field OfficesPhone NumberFax Number
Rio Puerco Field Office
Carlsbad Field Office575-884-9264575-887-6544
Farmington Field Office505-599-8998575-599-8900
Las Cruces Field Office575-525-4412575-525-4300
Roswell Field Office575-627-0276575-627-0272
Socorro Field Office575-835-0223575-835-0412
Taos Field Office575-758-1620575-758-8851