Photo/Film/Video Permit Form

Do I need a photo/film/video shoot permit? 

NO: If the photos/film/video are for the client’s personal use (not commercial/promotional/advertising), will have a simple set-up and you will all be in the park for less than 1 hour, 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 props/equipment), 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: 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.

PHOTO/FILM/VIDEO PERMIT REQUEST
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Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation.

Check or money order contributions shall be made payable to Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation. Please mail payment to: Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation-Marketing and Permits Division, 4600 East 63rd Street Kansas City, Missouri 64130. Payment must be received prior to shoot.

Recognize the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation as a credit in the finished product (if applicable).

Your shoot may require insurance; commercial general liability with limits of $1 million per occurrence and $2 million aggregate, written on an “occurrence” basis, listing the City of Kansas City, Missouri as the additional insured. Need for insurance is determined on a case-by-case basis. A rider will need to be provided prior to issuance of a permit if it is determined insurance is needed.
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