Apply For Niagara Falls Filming Permits

Interested in filming in Niagara Falls State Park? You're not alone. It's actually one of the world's most highly requested film shooting destinations. After all, the enduring majesty of Niagara Falls has captured the imaginations of millions of visitors from around the world.

Just 30 minutes from Buffalo, New York, Niagara Falls State Park has been the location of feature films, reality TV shows, music videos, documentaries, fashion photo shoots and more. And even better, if you shoot at Niagara Falls, you may be eligible for the NYS Film Tax Credit. Click here to learn more about the benefits of shooting in New York State.

Permits are required for commercial shoots for film or still photography. Permits are not necessary for those shooting photos and videos for personal use, such as a family vacation or other individual, personal cause.

Permit fees and the need for additional insurance coverage will be evaluated once a permit application is submitted.

Please plan for your permit to take at least two weeks to be approved, although exceptions can be made in certain situations.

For more information on filming in Buffalo-Niagara, visit the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission's website.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
In Niagara Falls State Park, (per FAA rule 14 CFR 93 Sub E), there is a flight restriction in the vicinity of Niagara Falls State Park that amounts to a No Fly Zone. All flights below 3,500 feet are restricted, Therefore, UAS are prohibited in Niagara Falls State Park. No permit will be issued.

For more information on shooting at Niagara Falls State Park, please contact:

Angela P. Berti
angela.berti@parks.ny.gov
Phone: (716) 278-1764