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Filming/Still Photography Permit

COVID-19 Guidelines

Midpen is accepting applications for all permitted activities.  Participants must follow county health orders for guidance on social distancing.

Permits are required for both still and motion photography that involves the use of film equipment, lighting, props, or other similar materials, except for photo shoots where there is only single camera (still, motion picture, video, digital or other).  

  • Please allow a minimum of two weeks for permit approval and processing.
  • Parking is extremely limited, and vehicles generally are not permitted within the preserves.
  • The use of drones is not permitted.
  • Fees may apply.

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