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Film Permit Fees

Filming LocationCost reimbursement (processing and monitoring) fees and rental fees must be paid before filming is permitted on public land. Generally it is easiest to submit all fees with the application. Processing fees are non-refundable, but monitoring and rental fees will be refunded if the application is not approved. Monitoring and rental fees may not (discretionary) be refunded if we have reserved the location and you cancel production without at least two days advance notice to BLM.


Calendar Year 2014

PROCESSING AND MONITORING FEES vary depending on the estimated hours of BLM time required to process the application and to monitor filming and reclamation. In most cases, minimal impact filming at popular locations requires payment of Category 1 fees. These fees are generally paid with the application after coordination with the BLM contact. The fees are based on the following schedule:

CATEGORY BLM Work HoursProcessing FeeMonitoring Fee*
11 to 8$119$119
28 to 24$416$416
324 to 36$784$784
436 to 50$1,124$1,124
50+Full reimbursement
for actual costs
Full reimbursement
for actual costs

MOTION PICTURES/VIDEOS COMMERCIAL STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
1 - 30 people: $250/location/day1 - 10 people: $100/location/day
31 - 60 people: $500/location/day11 - 30 people: $150/location/day
61 or more people:$600/location/day31 or more people: $250/location/day

* These fees reflect charges when a BLM employee will be monitoring. For most permits, applicants will be required to hire a monitor from the BLM-approved third party compliance monitor list. Monitor rates are arranged privately between the applicant and the monitor.

INSURANCE

All applications must include a certificate of insurance for $1,000,000, naming the "BLM, Department of the Interior" as additional insured.


Calendar Year 2015

PROCESSING AND MONITORING FEES vary depending on the estimated hours of BLM time required to process the application and to monitor filming and reclamation. In most cases, minimal impact filming at popular locations requires payment of Category 1 fees. These fees are generally paid with the application after coordination with the BLM contact. The fees are based on the following schedule:

CATEGORY BLM Work HoursProcessing FeeMonitoring Fee*
11 to 8$121$121
28 to 24$424$424
324 to 36$798$798
436 to 50$1,145$1,145
50+Full reimbursement
for actual costs
Full reimbursement
for actual costs

MOTION PICTURES/VIDEOS COMMERCIAL STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
1 - 30 people: $250/location/day1 - 10 people: $100/location/day
31 - 60 people: $500/location/day11 - 30 people: $150/location/day
61 or more people:$600/location/day31 or more people: $250/location/day

* These fees reflect charges when a BLM employee will be monitoring. For most permits, applicants will be required to hire a monitor from the BLM-approved third party compliance monitor list. Monitor rates are arranged privately between the applicant and the monitor.

INSURANCE

All applications must include a certificate of insurance for $1,000,000, naming the "BLM, Department of the Interior" as additional insured.