Photo/Film/Video Permit Form

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

NO: If the photos/film/video are for the 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 Loose Park (NOTE: Rose Garden is unavailable M-F, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.) OR in Shoal Creek Living History Museum in Hodge Park, you will need a permit. Fees are $25/hour. Please complete the form below for Loose Park and use this form for Shoal Creek Living History Museum.

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.


Applicant Information


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.