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City of Albuquerque Special Event and Film Permit Application

Thank you for choosing to work in Albuquerque on your event or production!

Welcome to the online permit application site. The City of Albuquerque’s permitting process is designed to make recommendations and establish guidelines for activities based on city ordinances, requirements and regulations for events hosted by citizens, businesses and organizations. These recommendations and requirements are intended to minimize impact on area residents, businesses and organizations, and ensure the City’s ability to provide emergency services to the public.

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Film Permit

Generally, few permits are needed for filming in the Albuquerque area.

Permits are usually required for production on federal, state and tribal lands. Permits are required for production on city property, sensitive areas such as historical sites and on public streets and sidewalks, including county roads and state highways.

For more information, head to Film Permit Information.

Not sure if you need a film permit from the Albuquerque Film Office? Contact us at 505-768-3289 or abqfilmoffice@cabq.gov.

Special Event Permit

Not all public events require advanced approval and permits from various City of Albuquerque departments, depending on the details of your event. To find out whether you need to complete the Special Event Application, visit our Special Event Permitting Frequently Asked Questions.

Still not sure if your event needs a Special Event Permit? Contact us at 505-768-3580 or specialevents@cabq.gov.

Special Event permits require a 30-day notice for completion of all phases of permitting. Event requests submitted with less than 30 days notice won't be assured a Special Event permit.