Filming & Photography Permits

Houses at Fort Columbia State Park, green lawn in front and trees in background
Washington State Parks offers more than 100 beautiful parks with a variety of natural settings, architectural structures, and historic sites, including seven military forts.

Permits are required for commercial filming, professional still photography, and educational filming / photography. For adequate processing time, please submit your permit application two weeks prior to the date you plan to film or take photos.

Waterfall at Wallace Falls State Park with flourishing green forest surrounding the waterfall
Commercial Filming & Professional Photography
The permit fee is $100 if purchased seven days or more prior to the date you plan to film or take photos, or $200 if purchased less than seven days prior to the date you plan to film or take photos. A damage deposit, bond, or insurance binder is required. Additional site fees will apply depending on the project.

To apply, complete the Film Permit Application or Professional Photographer Permit and submit it to the appropriate region office listed below to coordinate your permit process and for additional information about filming opportunities.

Aerial photograph of Steamboat Rock with trees growing out of large rock cliffs, lake in background
Educational Filming & Photography
Washington State Parks encourages the use of parks for film and photo students. Non-commercial, educational endeavors often can be permitted without a fee. Site impacts and school's proof of insurance may still apply.

To apply, please contact the geographically appropriate region office listed below for full details.

Headquarters & Regional Offices Contact Information
Eastern Region Office
270 Ninth Street NE
Suite 200
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Ph: 509-665-4319

Fort Worden State Park
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Ph: 360-344-4411
Southwest Region Office
1111 Israel Road SW
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504
Ph: 360-725-9770

Northwest Region Office
220 N. Walnut St.
Burlington, WA 98233
Ph: 360-755-9231
For additional filming opportunities within Washington, please visit the Washington Film Works website.