SLCDA’s primary function is to serve the traveling public, therefore all commercial, photography and video, motion picture and television filming must adhere to all established rules, regulations, fee schedules and airport policies.
These requirements are not intended for news media photography and video or personal photography or video. Student projects, non-commercial projects or not-for-profit organizations will be reviewed on a case by-case basis to determine fees and insurance requirements.
The Director of Communication and Marketing, or a designated representative, will review all filming requests. The airport does not sign filming release forms, since that is addressed in SLCDA’s contract language.
SLCDA Rules and Regulations
Application for Filming at SLCDA
15 business days prior to filming, the following must be submitted to SLCDA:
• Record of Filming Activities and Fee Schedule
• Copy of complete script with airport scenes highlighted
• Non-refundable deposit
• Insurance certificates meeting SLCDA minimum requirements
• Airport location agreement and release
Salt Lake City Department of Airports
Attn: Communication and Marketing
PO Box 145550
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Questions regarding filming, airport operations, damages, janitorial services and other charges:
Nancy Volmer | Director of Communication and Marketing | 801-575-2768 | Nancy.Volmer@slcgov.com
Questions regarding insurance and contract execution:
Diana Simpson | Property Specialist | 801-575-2922 | AirportInsurance@slcgov.com
Deposit & Fees
A non-refundable deposit is required based on the number of people on site before filming or activity commences. The deposit will be deducted from the total fee amount. Fees are determined by the basic location charge (determined by number of people), number of airport employees required on-site, parking, assistance from airport vehicles as well as other charges such as janitorial services.
Site Use/Tenant Relations
Before filming or other activity can commence, the Airport Location Agreement & Release must be signed and notarized by an authorized individual from the production company and returned to the airport. Insurance certificates and a deposit must also be returned to before any production commences. A complete script, if applicable, must be provided with airport scenes highlighted. SLCDA requires a minimum of 15 working days to review all applications, treatments, scripts and insurance documentation.
Additional charges may be incurred in the event the SLCDA must repair or replace any airport property damaged by production operations, and/or if the SLCDA deems trash removal and cleaning is necessary after production operations are complete.
a. This consent and release does not include a consent or release of any other person or entity whose rights may be affected in any way by the footage or the production, including, without limitation, any airline, passenger, vendor, retailer, artist, City employee or other governmental agency.
b. This consent and release does not permit any portrayal or use for any purposes that create a misrepresentation or fraud, that are lewd, indecent or illegal, or in a manner that places City or airport in a false light or otherwise undermines the public trust.
SLCDA reserves the right to revoke permission and cease filming immediately if public safety or other operational concerns warrant.
Insurance requirements vary depending on where the activity will be taking place. Regardless of location, all certificate of insurance must have Salt Lake City Corporation as the certificate holder and additional insured for all polices except workers’ compensation.