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Filming Regulations

Filming Allowed

Persons are allowed to photograph cemetery scenery for personal use. No photographs of any cemetery shall be published without permission of the Director of Cemeteries. Permission is required from the owner of any structure on any cemetery lot that is be photographed for the purpose of publishing.


Filming Operation

These rules pertain to the entire filming operation from set-up to cleanup, and anytime a person from any organization involved with the filming is on the site. All operations shall be conducted in accordance with these rules and regulations, no exemptions are expressed or implied. All operations shall be conducted under the supervision of the Director of Cemeteries or his or her representative.


Locations Manager

All filming operations must have a single contact person responsible for the filming operation. The locations manager must be familiar with and agree to abide to all rules and regulations and special requirements. The locations manager will be held accountable if any violations of the rules, regulations or special requirements occur.


Permit Required

All persons wishing to film in a municipal cemetery must request a filming permit at least twenty-four (24) in advance of filming during normal office hours or one week in advance of filming after-hours. A permit will not be issued until the locations manager visits the sites to be filmed with the Director of Cemeteries or his or her representative and reviews all of the scenes that will be filmed. The dates and times must be confirmed and all fees paid before a permit will be issued. Any changes in the schedule will require an additional permit and additional fees if applicable.

Film Permit Fees

Filming during normal office hours will be charged a fee the same as the after-hour access fee. Filming after-hours will be charged a fee twice the after-hour access fee. Film permit fees are nontransferable and nonrefundable. An additional film permit fee will be charged for each additional scene which will have crew members present at the same time.


Special Requirements

No exemptions from the rules and regulations are expressed or implied. Permission for any noncompliant activities must be requested during the permitting process, and, if approved, must be included on the approved film permit.



Filming of any areas within the cemetery not specifically preapproved will result in the cancellation of the film permit and any future permits requested by the filming operations company.


Film Crews

All production persons, actors, coordinators, technicians and support persons involved with the filming must answer to the locations manager. All persons must arrive at each scene and leave each scene as a group. If it is necessary for crews to be located at different scenes at any given time, an additional film permit fee will be charged for each additional scene.



All persons and equipment must stay on roadways or in general areas of the cemetery and shall not trespass on any cemetery lot without the permission of the owner or heir to the burial rights of that lot. The locations manager will be held accountable for any damage to public or private property.



Any areas modified by the filming operation must be fully restored to its condition prior to filming operations. All equipment, supplies and materials of the filming operation must be completely removed from the cemetery. All garbage, waste and debris must be removed and legally disposed of.