FILMING PERMITS AND PERMIT INFORMATION
Although comparatively few permits are necessary for filmmaking in New Mexico, permits are required for production on federal, state, and tribal lands. Permits may be required for production on city properties, sensitive areas such as historical sites, and on public streets including county roads and state highways. For more complete information regarding permitting, please contact us at 575-439-4353.
Additional information regarding permits can be found by visiting
NM Film-Permits & Procedures
* Otero County Uniform Film Registration PDF FILE
* Bureau of Land Management & US Forest Service PDF FILE
* Lincoln National Forest
* National Parks and Monuments PDF FILE
* NM State Parks & Monuments PDF FILE
* WSNM Location Fees for Filming and Photography PDF FILE
WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT FILM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Instructions for filming at White Sands National Monument and the Lincoln National Forest are available to assist in making your filming experience a wonderful success.
* Commercial Filming and Photography Summary PDF FILE
* General Guidelines and Conditions of conduct while in the Monument PDF FILE
* Rate Schedule PDF FILE
* Vaccinations required for Horses brought into the Monument PDF FILE
* Helicopter Request Procedures PDF FILE
* Special Use Application Form 10-932 PDF FILE
STATE LAND OFFICE
The New Mexico State Land Office manages 8.75 million acres of surface estate and 13 million acres of mineral estate for agriculture/grazing, oil, gas & mineral activities are distributed to the beneficiaries - the public schools. State trust lands are located throughout the state and may be available for filmmaking by acquiring a Right of Entry Permit from the Surface Resources Division located in Santa Fe.
Surface Resources Division Director
NEW MEXICO MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
Any production vehicle over 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight requires a temporary permit from the Motor Vehicle Division. Vehicles will be subject to a highway use tax. To avoid unwanted delays at the port of entry stations, it is recommended that the Division be contacted by phone as soon as possible.
Vehicle Services Bureau
New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 1028
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
New Mexico law respects a valid written agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment. Generally in the United States, "union shop" provisions requiring membership in a union after 30 days' employment are common. These provisions are authorized under the National Labor Relations Act so long as a company operates in a state that does not have a right-to-work law. Cooperative relationships between labor and management have preserved New Mexico's reputation as a labor-peace state.
NEW MEXICO CHILD GUIDELINES
School-age children in New Mexico may be employed by production companies under special guidelines. Employment of a child under the age of 16 requires the child to obtain a work permit certificate either from designated school officials or from the Department of Labor when school is not in session. It is the responsibility of the production company to keep the work permit certificates on file and to keep a list posted of all children working there.
New Mexico Department of Labor
Student Labor Division
Contact: Tiffany Star email@example.com
1596 Pacheco Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 827-6875 (Wage and Hour)