One-Stop Permitting

Rio Rancho is the place for versatile, free, and hassle-free location shoots. Few permits are needed to film in the Rio Rancho area, which makes producing a project here easy and cost-effective.

Permit Assistance

Rio Rancho City personnel, including police traffic control, are available at $40.75 per hour, per employee. City services, including the use of heavy equipment, are billed on an hourly basis at cost. All fees must be paid in advance.

We can help to obtain permits for production when filming:

  • Requires street / land blockage or closures
  • Obstructs pedestrian traffic
  • In open space, public parks, or historical sites
  • On federal, state, and tribal lands


Download a Rio Rancho Notification of Production and Film Permit Application