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Filming & Photography

Outdoor Photography Permit

A photography permit is required for any photography taking place in any Oak Park park that is commercial in nature, even if the sponsoring organization or project being worked on is for or affiliated with a non-profit, educational, or government organization. Examples of activities requiring a photography Permit include:

  • engagement or wedding photography, senior pictures, and family portraits
  • any photography that will be used in the production of commercials, catalogs, magazines, or any other marketing materials or filming.

A certificate of insurance naming the Park District as additionally insured or a deposit may be required. Additional permits may also be required by the Village of Oak Park.

Application Requirements: Completed Photography Permit Application & Application Fee ($10R/$25NR)

Permit Fee: $50/hr; additional costs may be incurred for services beyond normal operating schedule

 

Outdoor Media/Filming Permit

A media/filming permit is required for any photography or filming taking place in any Oak Park park that is commercial in nature, even if the sponsoring organization or project being worked on is for or affiliated with a non-profit, educational, or government organization. Examples of activities requiring a Media Permit include:

  • any filming and photography that will be used in the production of commercials, catalogs, magazines, or any other marketing materials, public service announcements, documentaries, training films, television films or series, independent films, feature films, or commercial art

A certificate of insurance naming the Park District as additionally insured is required. Additional permits may also be required by the Village of Oak Park.

Application Requirements: Completed Media/Filming Permit Application & Application Fee ($10R/$25NR)

Permit Fee: $100+/hr; additional costs may be incurred for special requests or for services such as garbage pick-up, electricity or water usage, stage or equipment usage, or requests for services beyond normal operating schedule

 

Conservatory Photo Shootsweddingconservatory2

The display rooms at the Oak Park Conservatory are popular locations for party, event, and wedding photography. Professional photographers are welcome to use the Oak Park Conservatory for photo shoots once the proper permit has been secured. Learn more about permits at the Conservatory.

 

flowers_front_of_cheneyCheney Mansion Film and Photo Shoots

With a variety of elegant room settings, fireplaces, and 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Cheney Mansion is a popular spot for location filming and photo shoots.  For more information on obtaining a permit, visit Cheney Mansion's website.

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