Photo/Film/Video Permit Form
Do I need a photo/film/video shoot permit?
NO: If the photos/film/video are for the your own or a client’s personal use (not commercial/promotional/advertising), you will have minimal equipment and be in the park for one hour or less, a permit is not needed.
NO: If the photos are part of an already permitted event in the park, no additional Photo/Film/Video permit is required.
YES: If your shooting will impact others and/or the environment (ie. lots of equipment) or if you are bringing in any large props (ie. furniture), you will need a permit.
YES: If you are conducting business by using the public space as a set/studio for a period of time and for multiple clients (ie. setting appointments), you will need a permit.
YES: If you are bringing in animals other than dogs/cats (must be leashed), you will need a permit.
YES: All film/photo shoots for commercial/promotional/advertising purposes, for any business or organization, require a permit.
YES: If you are shooting with a drone, you will need a permit and insurance.
YES: If you are doing formal family/portrait photo shoots in Shoal Creek Living History Museum in Hodge Park, you will need a permit. Fees are $25/hour. Please complete the request form on their web page>>
FEES: Permit fees and insurance needs will be determined upon review of the completed request form.
Per City of Kansas City, Missouri Ordinance 50-163, business cannot be conducted on Park or City property without a permit from the appropriate Board.
KC Parks Media & Film/Photo Shoot Permits contact: Heidi Markle, 816-513-7527
Please complete this form. Following review/approval by KC Parks staff, a permit fee will be determined and the permit issued upon receipt of payment and insurance (if requested). A minimum of five (5) business days is required to process a photo/film/video shoot permit request.