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PERMIT INFORMATION

Nevada Film Permit InfoPermitting in Nevada is multijurisdictional across city and county lines. Each jurisdiction must be contacted to determine specific permit requirements. The NFO can help you determine the jurisdiction of your filming locations.

Turn-around times for the approval of a permit vary, and depend on the specifics of the production’s requirements. In Nevada, as in most places throughout the United States, proof of liability insurance by a company licensed to provide insurance in the State of Nevada is required for obtaining a film permit.

There are separate permitting requirements for locations outside of city and county limits such as: The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas, National parks and State roads and highways. We have included a complete list of Permitting Contacts here.

PERMIT FEES

Film Permit FeesMany Nevada county and city permits are free. Fees for wilderness and recreation areas, state parks and similar locations are based on the size of the crew, number of vehicles, type of use intended, expected impact and other variables.

For additional details on fee requirements, please contact the counties and/or cities directly. In Clark County, to determine whether the location is governed by the City of Las Vegas or Clark County, please check the Jurisdiction Locator.

 

FILMING ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

Filming on the Las Vegas Strip

Many sidewalks on Las Vegas Boulevard or “The Strip” are the private property of the hotels they border.  In most cases, you may have to contact the hotels directly to obtain permission to film on the sidewalks in front of their properties.

Las Vegas Boulevard falls within the jurisdiction of Clark County and the City of Las Vegas.  The dividing line is Sahara Avenue.  Las Vegas Boulevard North of Sahara is the City of Las Vegas and South of Sahara is Clark County.

For your convenience, we have a map of the Las Vegas Strip showing various hotels/casinos and landmarks as well as maps of the sidewalks. Please note that these maps are provided by Clark County and Nevada Film Office makes no guarantee or warranty to their accuracy. Click here to download Las Vegas Strip Sidewalks Map.

 

PERMITTING CONTACTS


MUNICIPALITIES

SOUTHERN NEVADA

Boulder City
Permits (702) 293-9255
Website

Fremont Street Experience
Permits (702) 678-5600
Website

Las Vegas, City of
Film Permits (702) 229-5289
Film Permit Application

Mesquite City Hall
(702) 346-2835 ext. 3305
Website

Clark County Film Permit
(702) 455-3933
Website

Henderson Policy Department/
Special Events & Permitting
Permits (702) 267-4586
Website

Laughlin, Town Manager
(702) 298-0828
Clark County Film Permits
Website

North Las Vegas
Permits (702) 633-1520
Website

NORTHERN NEVADA

City of Reno Business License
(775) 326-6697
Website

Washoe County Business License
(775) 328-3733
Website

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
(775) 782-9900
Email

City of Sparks Special Events
(775) 353-2298
Website

FEDERAL, U.S.

SOUTHERN NEVADA

Las Vegas Bureau of Land Management
General (702) 515-5000
Website

Jean Dry Lake
(702) 515-5189
Website

Hoover Dam
(702) 494-2267
Website

Red Rock Conservation Area
(702) 515-5189
Website

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
(702) 293-8931
Website

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
US Forest Service
(702) 515-5444
Film Permit Application

NORTHERN NEVADA

Black Rock Desert/Bureau of Land Management
(775) 623-1770
Website

Bureau of Land Management
Carson City (775) 885-6000
Website

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
United States Forest Service
(775) 352-1241 or (775) 352-1252
Website

STATE PARKS

Spring Mountain Ranch
(702) 875-4141
Email

Valley of Fire State Park
(702) 397-2088
Email

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
(775) 831-0494
Email

For more information on film permits, call the Nevada Film Office toll free at 877-NEV-FILM (877-638-3456) or at 702-486-2711 or send us a message.


 REGISTER YOUR PROJECT

Register Your ProjectDon’t Forget ~ Nevada law says you must register your production with the Nevada Film Office (NFO). It’s free and saves you guesswork, time and effort. You should do this prior to obtaining any film permits. To get started, fill out our Production Registration Application form online by clicking on the button below.

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