Arizona is well-known as a vacation destination, but it also presents filmmakers with an endless variety of shooting locations unlike those in any other state. With stunning red rock canyons, endless desert landscapes, lush forests, breathtaking lakes and rivers, and bustling urban cities all within a few hours’ drive, your options are as limitless as your imagination.


The Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media is here to assist you with film permits for usage of city property, state-owned lands, tribal and federal lands in Arizona. Your project may require various permits, along with fees and proof of insurance, depending upon each specific location. Please contact the appropriate office listed below for assistance.


For filming on or within City and County areas, contact the local film offices listed here.



For more information on filming on state roads, parks and highways see the listings below. If you need further assistance, please contact our office.


Filming on tribal lands requires approval of respective tribal governments. For filming on Navajo lands see the listing below. If you need further assistance, please contact the local film office near the tribal lands.



There are 24 National Park Service (NPS) units in Arizona, including three national parks (Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Saguaro). Additionally, there are four national monuments (Agua Fria, Grand Canyon-Parashant, Ironwood Forest, Sonoran Desert, Vermillion Cliffs) administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Arizona National Parks, National Monuments and National Recreation Areas
Filming - Bureau of Land Management
Filming - National Park lands

If you need further assistance to find a location or seek a permit for filming, please CONTACT US.