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Obtain a Film or Photo Shoot Permit 

COMMERCIAL & NON-COMMERCIAL FILM/PHOTO SHOOT GUIDELINES

Have you ever wanted to take family photos on the water? Perhaps you are recently engaged and are looking for a location for your engagement photos? Are you a fashion brand that wants to shoot your upcoming season’s lookbook in a setting unlike any other in New York? You have come to the right place–Hudson River Park. 

Anyone wishing to film or photograph commercially in Hudson River Park must obtain a permit. Permits are also required for non-commercial purposes when film or photography disrupts Park users or restricts the use of a public area.

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All permit applications require a non-refundable $25 fee. Additional permit fees will be assessed based on the nature, location and length of the shoot. A Certificate of Insurance (COI) will also be required in order to film or photograph in the Park.

Permit applications must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance of shoot date. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit.

Permit holders are responsible for removing all garbage from the area and taking it with you when you leave, and adhering to the Park’s rules & regulations. 

STUDENT FILM/PHOTO SHOOT GUIDELINES  

All students wishing to obtain a film or photo shoot permit are required to complete an online permit application. Permit applications require a non-refundable $25 fee; a copy of a valid and current student identification card; as well as a valid Certificate of Insurance (COI), furnished by the school (see insurance requirements on application).

The permit does not grant the Permittee exclusive use to any area within the park. The designated shoot location must remain open to the public and may not restrict pedestrian traffic or restrict access to any area of the Park.

Permit applications must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance of shoot date. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. 

Permit holders are responsible for removing all garbage from the area and taking it with you when you leave, and adhering to the Park’s rules & regulations.