Film Permits

permit assistance for southern new mexico

Film Las Cruces handles film permitting on behalf of the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, and the City of Anthony.


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Permits Made Easy 

Contact your FLC liaison to discuss our simplified permitting process.

Film Las Cruces has created the necessary relationships at all levels of local government to handle film permitting with ease and speed. Our film office always starts with a position of yes, regardless of time frame and the often obscure needs of a production. Film Las Cruces will guide both production and government staff throughout the entire process, providing a streamlined experience.

…film and media production is an industry we continue to support.

“As we work to increase the economic vitality for the City of Las Cruces, film and digital media production is an industry we continue to support. I am pleased to see productions benefiting from our talented workforce and scenic diversity,” said Las Cruces Mayor, Ken Miyagishima.

Permit FAQs

How much does a film permit cost?

The filming permit application is free to submit and there will be no charges from Film Las Cruces. Direct services from the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and the City of Anthony have fees. Give us a call or shoot us a message if you need more information.

In what jurisdictions does Film Las Cruces process filming permits?

Film Las Cruces is contracted with the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and the City of Anthony to provide permitting assistance to film and digital media projects. We are happy to walk you through and point you in the right direction for all other permitting agencies throughout southern New Mexico; including White Sands National Park, Town of Mesilla, Bureau of Land Management, Spaceport America, Hatch, New Mexico Department of Transportation, and others.

What kinds of filming activities do not require a permit?

News and gathering of news related stories. Other types of documentaries not requiring the use of actors, models, sets, or props. Still not sure if your production requires a filming permit? Give us a call: 575-805-3456

What is a low impact/b-roll permit?

A low impact/b-roll filming permit may be issued for documentary-style footage with a maximum of 8 total cast and crew on-site at any one time.

When should I notify neighboring residents and businesses regarding filming activity in the area?

All permitted filming locations are likely to require the surrounding businesses and neighbors to be notified of your filming activity 48 hours in advance of load in. The standard radius for notification letter distribution is 200 feet from the filming location, parking, and basecamp. Film Las Cruces will notify your production with notification requirements during the process of your application.