Film Wyoming Permitting & Regulations - Federal Lands

Permits are required for all production companies and still photographers doing work on federal lands, including national parks, forests, recreation areas and monuments. The breakdown of Wyoming's lands, is as follows: 49% Federal; 42% private; 6% State; and 3% Indian Reservation.

Bureau of Land Management

The permitting process and items needed vary depending on the proposed location and type of filming. Please refer to the BLM website for further details on permitting and fees.

Buffalo Field Office
1425 Fort St.
Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone - (307) 684-1100
Fax - (307) 684-1122
Website
Casper Field Office
2987 Prospector Dr.
Casper, WY 82604
Phone - (307) 261-7600
Fax - (307) 684-1122
Website
   
Cody Field Office
1002 Blackburn
Cody, WY 82414
Phone - (307) 578-5900
Fax - (307) 578-5939
Website
Lander Field Office
1335 Main, POB 589
Lander, WY 82520
Phone - (307) 332-8400
Fax - (307) 332-8447
Website
   
Pinedale Field Office
432 E. Mill St. POB 768
Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone - (307) 367-5300
Fax- (307) 367-5329
Website
Rawlins Field Office
1300 N. Third St. POB 2407
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone - (307) 328-4200
Phone - (307) 328-4256
Fax - (307) 328-4224
Website
   

Rock Spring Field Office
280 Hwy 191 North
Rock Springs, WY 82902-1869
Phone - (307) 352-0256
Fax - (307) 352-0329
Website

Worland Field Office
101 South 23rd St.
P.O. Box 119
Worland, WY 82401
Phone - (307) 347-5100
Fax - (307) 347-5228
Website
   
Wyoming State Office
5353 Yellowstone
P.O. Box 1828
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Phone - (307) 775-6256
Fax - (307) 775-6082
Website
 

Department of Defense

Southeast Wyoming is home to two major military installations: F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, and the Army National Guard Training Center in Guernsey. Both require approval from the Department of Defense before production can take place on these sites. For information regarding filming on military property and use of equipment, contact the following federal offices:

FE Warren Air Force Base
5305 Randall Ave.
Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82005
Phone - (307) 773-1110
Fax - (307) 773-2074
Website
Wyoming Military Department
5410 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Website

 

U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service ranger district requires a special use permit for film and photography projects. Applicants should contact the Ranger District in the forest they wish to film. A helpful checklist provided by the NFS can be found here, while a special uses handbook can be found here.

Contact the following offices for more information:

Big Horn National Forest (Tongue Ranger District)
2013 East Side Second Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone - (307) 674-2600
Fax - (307) 674-2668
Website

Black Hills National Forest (Hell Canyon Ranger District)
1225 Washington St.
Newcastle, WY 82701
Phone - (307) 746-2782
Fax - (307) 746-2782
Website

Bridger-Teton National Forest (Headquarters)
340 N. Cache St.
P.O. Box 1888
Jackson, WY 83001
Phone - (307) 739-5500
Fax - (307) 739-5450
Website

Medicine Bow National Forest (Laramie Ranger District/Supervisor's Office)
2468 Jackson St.
Laramie, WY 82070-6535
Phone - (307) 745-2300
Fax - (307) 742-2398
Website

Shoshone National Forest (Supervisor's Office)
808 Meadow Land Ave.
Cody, WY 82414-4516
Phone - (307) 527-6241
Permits - (307) 527-6921
Fax - (307) 578-5112
Website

Targhee National Forest
Teton Basin Ranger District
Driggs, ID 83422
Phone - (208) 354-2312
Fax - (208) 354-8505
Website

Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest (Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District)
1565 Hwy 150
Evanston WY 82930
Phone - (307) 789-3194
Website
 

National Parks and Monuments

Commercial filming permits are required for any project that generates an electronic media, film or video production for television, the motion picture industry, public interest or private multi-media which consists of production crews and vehicles, broadcast equipment, props/sets, talent/actors, construction, trailers, housing, animals or aircraft. Projects may involve feature films, documentaries, game shows, soap operas, shopping networks, religious telecasts, talk shows, docudramas, travelogues, commercials, infomercials, public TV presentations, or DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs or videos for training, sales, education, promotions, entertainment, etc.

Permits for commercial still photography are also required when used for product or service advertisement, activities involve the use of models, sets or props; or when proposed photographic activities indicate potential for resource damage or undue disruption of visitor activities. A minimum of 2 to 4 weeks (depending on project type and volume of requests) is required to process an application and issue a permit.

Contact the following offices for more information:

Grand Teton National Park
Terry Roper
Moose WY 83012 
Phone - (307) 739-3473
Fax - (307) 739-3492 
[email protected]
Website
Yellowstone National Park
Tammy Wert 
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone Park, WY 82190
Phone - (307) 344-2115 
Fax - (307) 344-2014
tamm[email protected] 
Rachel Cudmore
Phone - (307) 773-1110
Website
   
Bighorn Canyon Nat'l Rec. Area
20 Highway 14A East
Lovell, WY 82431
Phone - (307) 548-2251 
Fax - (307) 548-7826
Website
Devils Tower Nat'l Monument
P.O. Box 8
Devils Towers, WY 82714-0008
Phone - (307) 467-5283
Fax - (307) 467-5350
Website
   
Flaming Gorge Nat'l Rec. Area
P.O. Box 279
Manilla, UT 84046
Phone - (307) 875-2871 
Fax - (307) 875-1646 
Permits - (435) 784-3445
Website
Fossil Butte Nat'l Monument
P.O. Box 592
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone - (307) 877-4455
Fax - (307) 877-4457
Website