Commercial Filming and Photography

Welcome to Mammoth Lakes! Mammoth Lakes is a popular destination for filmmakers and photographers with its picturesque Village and spectacular landscapes. Whether your intention is to do a commercial, video, feature film, or photo spread, we are here to help make the procedure as effortless as possible. You will need a permit to film or photograph in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Our procedure is straightforward and designed to get the permit that you need quickly and easily. The Town's Planning Division is available to help by answering questions and providing guidance as needed. In addition, we are here to help facilitate any necessary cooperation between individuals, businesses, and government agencies.

Our community values art and supports this industry, and we look forward to working with you to create content that highlights the natural beauty and unique charm of Mammoth Lakes. We are excited to see what you create and help make your vision a reality.

- $50 fee per application is due at submittal

- Please submit an application at least two weeks prior to production date 

Application and Other Resources

Popular Locations:

  • Mammoth Lakes Basin (TOML and USFS approval required) 
  • Scenic Loop (TOML and USFS approval required)
  • Mammoth Mountain (MMSA approval required)

Contacts, if applicable:

Mono County (MC)

Liz Grans at

Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML)

Tess Houseman at

California Film Commission (CFC facilitates          state route filming w Caltrans and CHP)

David Booth at

Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD)

Christina Ackerman at

United States Forest Service (USFS) -                 Mammoth Lakes Ranger District

Mammoth Mountain Film Services

Steve Morrison at