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Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
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Film and Video Permits in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a great place for filming and photography. The following locations require a permit.   
 
Streets, Sidewalks, and Alleys: Filming or photographing on any street, sidewalk or alley in Minneapolis needs an obstruction permit. There is no fee for a one-day permit.
 
Park Property: The Minneapolis Park Board requires a permit if you film or photograph on park property. This includes lakes, parks, and the riverfront. Fees may vary. 
Minneapolis City Hall: The Municipal Building Commission requires a signed agreement before filming or photographing inside City Hall. 
Questions?
Call or email District Supervisor Craig Eliason or contact Business Licenses.
For reasonable accommodations, or alternative formats, call or email 311.
People who are deaf, or hard of hearing, can use a relay service to call 311 at (612) 673-3000.TTY users can call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.
Para asistencia (612) 673-2700. Yog xav tau kev pab hu (612) 637-2800. Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay (612) 673-3500.

 

Last updated Jul 3, 2019

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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