How do I get a photography permit?

Photography

Formal Photography Permit

Personal photography and videography is permitted in every county park. However, if you want to reserve a particular site for a photo shoot, including wedding photography, you’ll need a Photography Permit. The Domes, Boerner Botanical gardens and Wehr Nature Center have different fees and permit processes.

Location 1-Hour Permit 
(includes tax)
Each Additional Half Hour 
(includes tax)
Permit Application
General Milwaukee County Parks 
(414) 257-4503
$68.64 $36.96 Parks Photo Permit Application
Mitchell Park Domes Formal Photography 
(414) 257-5600
$68.64* $36.96 Domes Photo Permit Application
Boerner Botanical Gardens Formal, Family, School Photography  
(414) 525-5601
$36.96* N/A Boerner Photo Permit Application
Boerner Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography Package 
(includes admission for up to 20) 
(414) 525-5601
$158.40 $84.48 Boerner Photo Permit Application
Wehr Nature Center Formal, Family, School Photography 
(414) 425-8550
$36.96** N/A Call for Details
Wehr Nature Center Wedding Photography 
(414) 425-8550
$68.64** $36.96 Call for Details

*plus per person admission fees 
**plus per vehicle parking fees

Commercial Photography & Filming

A permit and certificate of insurance are required for all commercial and advertising photography.
Location 3-Hour Permit 
(includes tax)
8-Hour Permit 
(includes tax)
Each Additional Hour 
(includes tax)
Permit Application
Lakefront 
(414) 257-4503
$332.64 $844.80 $147.84 Parks Photo Permit Application
Wilson Ice Arena 
(414) 257-4503
$332.64* $844.80* $147.84 Parks Photo Permit Application
Mitchell Park Domes 
(414) 257-5600
$417.12* $844.80* $147.84 Domes Photo Permit Application
Boerner Botanical Gardens 
(414) 525-5601
$332.64* $844.80* $147.84 BBG Photo Permit Application
Wehr Nature Center 
(414) 425-8550
$221.76** $549.12** $121.44 Call for Details
All other locations 
(414) 257-4503
$221.76 $549.12 $121.44 Parks Photo Permit Application

*plus per person admission fees 
**plus per vehicle parking fees