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Film/Photography Permit Application

  1. Application Type*

    Please select all that apply:

  2. Parking Request Details

    NO OVERSIZED VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED UP/DOWN THE HELIX ON WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 7AM AND 9AM & 1PM AND 4PM. ALL OVERSIZED VEHICLES MUST HAVE A PUBLIC SAFETY ESCORT. Crew vehicles must park at MOTORGATE.

  3. Parking Location

    All requests are subject to approval

  4. If you're requesting to shoot/film on RIOC property, you must fill out the Location Request section of this application.

  5. Crew vehicles must park at MOTORGATE.

  6. No oversized vehicles will be permitted on the Helix on weekdays between 7am and 9am and 1pm and 3pm

  7. No oversized vehicles will be permitted on the Helix on weekdays between 7am and 9am and 1pm and 3pm

  8. Please type n/a if this doesn't apply to your group.

  9. Box truck, flatbed, etc. Please type n/a if this doesn't apply to your group.

  10. Example: 2 campers, 40 ft each

  11. Location Request Details

  12. Please upload your letter of intent if you have one.

  13. Please describe the location you would like to film in or shoot at.

  14. Approximate address of location you would like to film in or shoot at

  15. Please upload any visuals/renderings you have of the location and action taking place in the scene

  16. Will your shoot limit access to roads, building entrances, sidewalks or parks while filming?

  17. Will you have child performers (16 years old or under)?

  18. Will you require any lifts or additional set construction?

  19. Will the NYPD TV/Movie Unit be present?

  20. Will animals, firearms, special effects or unusual spaces be used?

  21. Will you require catering and holding?

    Catering/holding options on the island are extremely limited.

  22. Insurance

  23. RIOC Insurance Requirements

    All permit applicants must provide a certificate of liability in the amount of $1 million in general liability per occurrence. Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation must be listed as the certificate holder. New York State, New York City, Empire State Development Corporation, and Division of Housing and Community Renewal must be listed as additional insured on the certificate.

  24. Application Statement and Signature

    I, hereby state the information is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I hereby assume responsibility for all statements applying to the applicant and all documents submitted along with this application. I understand falsification of any statement is punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both. I also understand it is unlawful to give to a state employee, or for a state employee to accept, any benefit, monetary or otherwise, either as a gratuity for properly performing the job or in exchange for special consideration. Such action is punishable by imprisonment or fine or both.


    The Applicant hereby agrees to pay applicable fees per the RIOC Film and Photography Permit Schedule of Fees. The Applicant hereby agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and defend RIOC, the Empire State Development Corporation, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the State of New York, the City of New York, and in each and every case, their directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants or contractors (herein after,collectively referred to as “indemnities”), from and against any damages, cost, claims, or liabilities which Indemnities may sustain as a result of any and all liabilities, losses, damages, interests, judgments liens, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable counsel fees and disbursements) claims, demands, suits, actions or proceedings which may be made or brought against Indemnities in any way arising out of correlating to the Permit, Including without limitation, the negligent acts or omissions, willful misconduct or unauthorized acts of the Applicant in connection with the Permit. However, the Applicant shall not be obligated to hold harmless, indemnify and defend an Indemnity to the extent of the Indemnity's own negligence or willful misconduct. The Applicant further agrees to comply with all pertinent provisions of New York State and City laws, rules and regulations. This Permit may be revoked at any time.

  25. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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