The Mono County Film Commission works closely with our federal, state, and private landowners and is happy to help navigate the permitting process for all free of charge.
Depending on location, specific land management jurisdictions control their respective permits and, in some cases, jurisdictions overlap and more than one permit may be required.
To ensure you have the location and information you need, or if you have any questions regarding the various permit application processes, please contact us!
Inyo National Forest: Special Use Permits – Filming and Photography
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF): the Bridgeport Ranger District office is located in Bridgeport, CA. Please begin the permit process by contacting the Mono County Film Commissioner.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM): Property in Mono County is managed by the Bishop Field Office.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP): Eastern Sierra Region – Bishop Office – Real Estate
Southern California Edison (SCE): Film Locations
Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve: Please begin the permit process by contacting the Mono County Film Commissioner.
Mono County: Permits are required only for county-owned or county-maintained roads, parks, property, and/or buildings. Please begin the permit process by contacting the Mono County Film Commissioner.
Town of Mammoth Lakes: Commercial Filming and Photography
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA): several location options with Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Tamarack Cross Country Ski Area, and more. Permitting is handled directly with MMSA. Please begin the permit process by contacting the Mono County Film Commissioner.
Private Land: No permit required; arrangements are made directly with the land owner. Please contact the Mono County Film Commissioner to discuss your locations needs and see if private property in Mono County may be a good fit.