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City of Aurora

15151 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO, 80012, US


Commercial Filming/Photography Application

A Commercial Filming/Photography Permit request is required for filmmakers & photographers that seek to profit from images or footage obtained in properties managed by Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Department. This includes, but is not limited to, Aurora parks, trails, natural areas, Aurora Reservoir, and recreation centers. Permit application must be completed at least 10 days prior to scheduled video/film/photography session. You may need more than one permit depending on your project.

Commercial Film and Photography Rules

Please review the rules before submitting your permit application. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to these rules. 


Commercial Photography Permit

Commercial photography sessions require a $25 permit processing fee made payable to City of Aurora. Insurance may be required. 


Commercial Film Permit 

Commercial video production in Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department properties will include the following fees, made payable to the City of Aurora. Insurance may be required. Please note, other fees may apply depending on the site. Fees may also be waived at the discretion of the Department Director. 


Low Impact Commercial: (Less than 5 crew and 10 talents. Maximum of 2 crew trucks allowed; no semi-trailers; park remains open to the public)

$250 (1-3 hours)

$500 (3-6 hours)

High Impact Commercial: (More than 5 crew and 10 talents. Park may be closed to the public)

$1000 (per day)

Date of Use:

Date Picker

Will an unmanned aircraft system (drone) be used for any part of of your shoot?

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drone) Commercial Use Permit Application is required when flying for commercial use in properties managed by Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Department.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has adopted regulations in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)- Part 107 pertaining to the registration, remote pilot certification, and operation of small Unmanned Aircraft System in the National Airspace System. All local/state/federal and FAA laws and regulations regarding usage will be adhered to in regard to the locations for use and the type of usage, including attaining proper clearance and FAA Certificates of Waiver or Authorization, if necessary.

For most up to date information on rules, regulations, and restrictions, visit

You must provide a copy of current Remote Pilot Airman Certificate and a copy of a current liability insurance certificate. The launching or landing of drones is prohibited in the following locations unless written authorization has been used by the Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department:

  • Aurora and Quincy Reservoir
  • Plains Conservation Center
  • Star K Ranch
  • Aurora Sports Park
  • Triple Creek Greenway Corridor
  • Jewell Wetland
  • Sand Creek Regional Greenway
  • Buckley Buffer

Please upload a copy of the current Remote Pilot Airman Certificate

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I understand that I am required to provide a copy of my limited liability insurance certificate prior to my permit being issued.

Please upload a copy of your limited liability insurance

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Contact Information

Name of Coordinator: (must be on site during shoot)

Full Address

My signature below indicates that I am 18 years of age or older and have read the above information concerning this use of the identified park area and agree to the conditions stated and attested to the accuracy of the details of my usage.

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