Photo/Film/Video Permit 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.**
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- Permits are required everywhere in Loose Park and Shoal Creek Living History Museum for all portrait or posed photography.
- Permits are required in all parks for commercial/promotional/advertising film and photo shoots.
A minimum of five (5) business days is required to process a photo/film/video shoot permit request.
Do I need a photo/film/video shoot permit?
NO: If the photos/video are for personal use, no one is being paid to take the photos, you have only one camera/phone, your group is smaller than five (5), 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.
NO: If you are shooting for media/editorial purposes, no permit is needed.
NO: Nature photography does not require a permit as long as the photos are not for commercial use.
YES: If your shooting will impact others and/or the environment (ie. lots of equipment/people), if you are bringing in any props (ie. furniture), or if you want to film in a park after-hours, you will need a permit.
YES: If you are conducting business by charging for your services, using the public space as a set/studio for a period of time and/or for multiple clients (ie. setting appointments), you will need a permit. If you are being paid or paying someone for photography services, a permit is needed.
YES: If you are bringing in animals (all 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 taking photos with an intent to sell the images or if you are being paid to take the images, you will need a permit.
YES: If you are photographing/filming with a drone, you will need a permit and insurance. No permit is needed if you are just practice flying. Please follow FAA guidelines and respect other park patrons.
YES: If you are doing formal posed/portrait photo shoots anywhere in Loose Park OR in Shoal Creek Living History Museum in Hodge Park, you will need a permit. Please complete the form below for Loose Park. For Shoal Creek Living History Museum use this form.
LOOSE PARK ROSE GARDEN HOURS: The Rose Garden is unavailable for photo shoots Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Weekend photo shoots need to be scheduled within these two hour increments during the following times: Friday, 4-6.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, 8-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-Noon, Noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. There may be up to four permitted photographers in the Rose Garden at one time.
FEES/INSURANCE: Fees are $25/hour for personal shoots; Commercial shoots start at $50/hour. Permit fees and insurance needs will (commercial only) be determined upon review of the completed request form. Download Insurance Requirements Letter, for commercial shoots only.
PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card through our online system. Once date/time is approved, you will be sent a Balance Due invoice to login and pay online. Once payment is received, a permit will be issued. Before completing the request form, please create an account in our system>>
WEATHER: Rescheduling is allowed in the case of inclement weather. Contact Heidi Markle with new requested date/time.
KC Parks Media & Film/Photo Shoot Permits contact: Heidi Markle, 816-513-7527
PHOTO/FILM/VIDEO PERMIT REQUEST FORM
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. Before completing the request form, please create an account in our system>>