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photography and filming

A permit from the Airport Director's Office is required for anyone without valid media credentials wishing to conduct commercial photo shoots or filming at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Permit applicants also must pay all applicable location, labor and administrative fees and provide required proof of insurance prior to taking photos or filming.

Photo shoots or filming in areas leased by airlines, food or retail concessions, or other entities also require approval of the respective leaseholder.

General Terms and Conditions (pdf)

For more information or to apply for a permit for your shoot, contact Katlyn Kaiser in the Airport Director's Office at 612-726-5574 or

Individuals with valid media credentials seeking to take photos or film for news purposes should contact the airport's Public Affairs and Marketing Department at 612-726-5335 or 612-726-8170.

Trivia: What famous 1970 movie was filmed partially at MSP? (For the answer, visit our FAQ page.)