Photography and Video Permitting
The Town of Frisco has a simple photography and video permitting process for any commercial photography or filming on Town of Frisco property. The Frisco Photography and Video Permit Application is only two pages long, and it helpful to submit this completed application to the Town of Frisco at least two weeks prior to filming. Email the completed application to the contact on this page; please do not email this application to the facility staff where you are applying to film.
Things to Consider
- The Town may charge site fees based on the scope and type of photography and video project.
- The Town may require the applicant to name the Town of Frisco as additionally insured.
- Drones present special conditions and must be called out specifically in the application. Use of drones is regulated through Town Code Section 127-52, Unmanned Aircraft System. Also, the Federal Aviation Administration has jurisdiction over the skies and has rules and guidelines for both commercial drone use and recreational drone use, which it is the responsibility of the operator to understand and follow. There is a Flight for Life helipad in the Frisco area so it is particularly vital that anyone flying a drone is aware of the rules and guidelines.
- The film and video permit application is for filming on Town of Frisco property only. Private property owners must be contacted by the applicant separately. Also, Frisco is surrounded by National Forest, which is the jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service, and Dillon Reservoir, which is in the jurisdiction of Denver Water/DRReC. There are also Summit County owned recreation paths, and Highway 9 is under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Department of Transportation. Give us a call and we will help you figure out what is what and who to contact or please refer to the contact information below for the US Forest Service and Denver Water/DRReC.
- We are here to help so never hesitate to contact the Town of Frisco with any questions or concerns.
How to apply
- Fill out a free Frisco Photography and Video Permit Application; any site fees will be determined based on the permit application.
- Include the site location on the application after gaining an understanding of whether this location is on property owned by the Town of Frisco
- Not sure if your location is in the Town of Frisco’s jurisdictional boundaries? Then please check maps and call or email if you are not able to determine through the use of maps.
- Please be reminded that the Town of Frisco is 1.89 square miles in size when figuring out whether your proposed location is within Town of Frisco boundaries.
- Much of the land around Frisco is public land managed by the US Forest Service, and the US Forest Service requires at least 10 days to process photo/film permit applications. More information may be found on the US Forest Service White River website and/or by calling 970-468-5400.
- Denver Water/DRRec has jurisdiction over Dillon Reservoir and much of the land around the Reservoir. Summit County Government administers these permit applications, and this permit information may be found on Summit County’s website.
- Include photo or video shoot dates and times on the application.
- Please do not submit a photo/video permit application without a verified Frisco, Colorado location or dates and times.
- Email the completed application to the contact on this page. Please do not email this application to the facility staff where you are applying to film.