Commercial Photography

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The City of Palm Springs requires that any person engaged in the business or activity of filming, video taping or otherwise producing motion pictures or still photography for television or public exhibition at any place within the city, other than at or in an established motion picture, television or photography studio, must first obtain a motion picture or still photography permit from the City's film permit officer through the Parks and Recreation department. Please call (760) 323-8265 for assistance.

filming in Palm Springs
A movie crew sets up for a shot for the film
The Princess and the Marine

Additionally, all commercial filming/photography projects shot at Palm Springs International Airport are subject to review by the Director of Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Insurance documents naming Palm Springs International Airport as an additional insured must be submitted at the time of application.

Location Fees at Palm Springs International Airport include:

  • Commercial Filming - $279 per hour plus escort fee
  • Commercial Photography - $166 per hour plus escort fee
  • Escort Fee - $66 per hour per escort

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