Film and Media Permit Application

Kingman is an Arizona Film Ready Community

The Kingman Office of Tourism participates in the Arizona Film & Digital Media FILM READY Communities (FRC) Program. Our office is the dedicated Point of Contact for Film and Digital Media inquiries and responses. Contact us if you have any questions:

Josh Noble (Tourism Services Manager, Digital Resource Coordinator)

Katie Barthlow (Tourism Admin Assistant)


Past Productions with scenes filmed in Kingman

Kingman has an impressive history of film and media production. Some notable movies with scenes filmed in Kingman include:

  • Universal Soldier (1992)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  • Nurse Betty (2000)
  • View from the Top (2003)
  • Zoom (2006)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • Planet 51 (2009)

Do I need a Permit?

A Kingman Film and Media Permit allows a production to film within city-owned properties, parks and public rights-of-way within the defined boundaries of the City of Kingman, as well as any city-owned properties located within the County.

Film and media permits are issued for commercial photography, filming and associated sound recording to ensure the safety of the public, protection of resources, to prevent significant disruption of normal use, or when they involve props, models, professional crews and casts or set dressings.

Although a Film and Media Permit is required for filming in Kingman, productions must obtain the proper permissions from private land and business owners when filming is to occur on non-city owned land/property. Should you need to film in another jurisdiction besides Kingman or if you will be operating a drone, you will need to obtain the appropriate permit for that particular agency.

Generally, film permits are not required for:

  • Visitors using cameras and/or recording devices for their own personal use.
  • Sound technicians and film or video news crews.
  • 1st Amendment Activities that occur in public places.


Applying for a Permit

To apply for a permit, please download and complete the City of Kingman Film and Media Permit Application and submit it to the City of Kingman Office of Tourism. 

Download Application

There is a non-refundable application fee $50.00 for a non-street closure and $100.00 for a street closure, ROW encroachment or sidewalk closure is due at the time of application. Fees be paid by check or by credit card in person or over the phone.

Applications must be received a minimum of 15 days before the production. Larger productions that involve multiple agencies, will take longer to process. Please discuss with staff to see if your production will fall into this category.

Insurance requirements apply, review the permit application for details.


Arizona Film & Digital Media Reel-Scout Resources:

Database of Kingman film Locations

Mohave County Production Directory

Mohave County Talent

Mohave County Support Services