Logistical Resources

Use these great resources in planning your coverage of Minneapolis.

PRODUCTION PERMITS
City of Minneapolis
Filming in any public area within the city of Minneapolis requires an obstruction permit from the City. Filming requests should be made:

  • City of Minneapolis obstruction permits (barricades, satellite truck parking permits, portable toilets): Scott Kramer, Public Works 612.673.2383
  • City of Minneapolis production permits (filming in the City): Craig Eliason, Licensing and Consumer Services, Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) 612.673.3370

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Filming requests for city parks, lakes, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the Mississippi Riverfront should be directed to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at 612.230.6400.

SATELLITE PARKING
City of Minneapolis
Any satellite truck not parked in a legal parking space requires an obstruction permit from the City. Parking requests should be made to the City media line at 612.673.3763. Parking requests for city parks, lakes, the Walker Sculpture Garden and Mississippi Riverfront should be directed to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at 612.230.6400.

TRAFFIC ASSISTANCE
City of Minneapolis
Information on street closures and traffic alert updates can be found on the City of Minneapolis website.

PRESS RISERS / BARRICADES / PORTABLE TOILETS
City of Minneapolis
Risers, barricades, and portable toilets placed in a public area require an obstruction permit from the City. Requests should be made to the City media line at 612.673.3763. Riser, barricades, and portable toilet requests for city parks, lakes, the Walker Sculpture Garden and Mississippi Riverfront should be directed to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at 612.230.6400.

Minneapolis Convention Center
Events at the Minneapolis Convention Center manage their own media and filming requests; you may contact the event directly by looking for it on the Minneapolis Convention Center Event Calendar and clicking on the event for more information or website link. Photography in the public areas at the Convention Center should be requested ahead of time by contacting Kristen Montag, 612.767.8038. Satellite truck parking should be arranged in advance by contacting the event organizer for rented event spaces or Kristen for public spaces.

Minnesota Film Board
Minnesota Film Board has the resources and experience to those looking for a location, planning a scout, crewing up for a commercial or shopping for incentives.

Minneapolis 311 Service
Minneapolis 311 is part of an ongoing effort to make the City more accessible to residents and visitors. Includes information on jobs, city meetings and events, property information, police/voting precinct finder, utilities and permits. Minneapolis 311 also allows users to file complaints such as crime, traffic sign issues, street lights, graffiti, cable, health and housing violations.

OTHER MINNEAPOLIS – SAINT PAUL AREA PRESS ROOMS

City of Minneapolis
Information about government, business, residence, utilities and transportation. 
Media Contact: Matthew Laible, 612.673.2786

City of Saint Paul
Information on the city, officials and municipal services, permits, satellite truck parking, press risers, barricades, portable toilets and traffic assistance.
Media Contact: Erin Dady, 651.266.8518

Visit Saint Paul
Information on events, services, conventions, tour planners, transportation, suggested dining, suggested itineraries and maps.
Media Contact: Adam Johnson, 651.265.4904

City of Bloomington
Source of extensive demographic and economic information about Bloomington. Site includes a searchable database. It also includes information about city amenities, leadership and statutes, hearth and community, bulletins and events, parks and leisure, health and safety and traffic.

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