Apply for a state parks photography or a film/video production permit

Interested in professional photography or a film/video production? The DCR maintains many facilities throughout the state that provides a perfect backdrop. You will need a permit.

EEA ePLACE Help Desk

Phone

ePLACE Help Desk 844-733-7522

Open M-F 7:30 am-5:00 pm, with the exception of all Commonwealth & Federally observed holidays.

The Details

What you need

To apply for a photography or a film/video production permit, you will need the following:

  • Create an account at the new EEA ePLACE online filing portal
  • Location set-up plans, diagrams, road closure plan, vehicles on site and any additional information relevant to your photography or  film/video shoot.
  • Certificate of liability insurance

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Photography $45 per permit
Film/video production permit (education institution/student) $100 per project
Film/video production (commercial) $250 per production day

How to apply

Next steps

Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI)

You must submit a certificate of liability insurance (COI). The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation and Recreation must be named as additional insured for the date and location of your film/video shoot or photography shoot with a minimum amount of 1 million dollars ($1,000,000) in liability. This is required for all special use permits and your permit will not be issued without the certificate.

More info

Photography and Film/Video Credits should read: “Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation”.

Need help with the new ePLACE system?

A quick guide is available to download for help with the registration process. Need more help? Call the ePLACE Help Desk at (844) 733-7522 or (844) 73-ePLAC between the hours of 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday.

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Contact

Phone

ePLACE Help Desk 844-733-7522

Open M-F 7:30 am-5:00 pm, with the exception of all Commonwealth & Federally observed holidays.

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