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Filming at the Presidio

Learn how to secure a permit to film in the Presidio of San Francisco.

How to Secure a Film Permit

As both a national park site and a National Historic Landmark District, the Presidio is a beautiful backdrop for film productions.

Presidio Film Permits

The Presidio Trust issues permits for film projects on the Presidio’s interior lands, which encompass the interior 80% of the park (Area B) 

Presidio A/B map that shows that the Presidio Trust manages Area B interior lands and the National Park Service manages Area A coastal lands.


To apply, please submit the Presidio Trust Film Permit Application a minimum of 10 business days prior to your intended film date. You can also reference the Rules for Special Use Permits.

Fees are based on the size, scope, and nature of the project. View the Outdoor Event Permit Fee Schedule and our Sustainability Requirements. For further information, please contact the Presidio Trust at (415) 561-4200 or

Crissy Marsh with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Photo by Myleen Hollero.

National Park Service Film Permits 

The National Park Service Special Park Uses Group manages filming at all sites within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area sites, including the Presidio’s shoreline (Area A). For information on how to secure a permit, visit their website or call them at (415) 561-4301. 

Contact Us about Film Permits

Have a question about filming in the park? Contact us at or (415) 561-4200.

Trail through the Presidio forest.Photo by Charity Vargas.