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    A. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permits are issued between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    A. FilmBernco is located at 415 Tijeras NW, second floor.

    A. Bernalillo County will begin assessing a $100 permit fee on Nov. 27, 2018. Please contact Film BernCo with any questions.

    A. You can bring in your permit forms already filled out, a “scope of work” and a certificate of insurance. If you are applying for a shooting or base camp permit, you must also supply your insurance information. Please contact FilmBernco at (505) 314-0495.

    A. Yes, you can email permits to or or fax it to (505) 462-9864.

    A. FilmBernco requires a general liability policy for at least $1 million naming “Bernalillo County" as an additional insured.

    A. You will need police assistance if your shoot involves any interruption of traffic, stunts, weapons or if your actors are wearing Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department or other costumes resembling uniformed services personnel in Bernalillo County.

    A. If you need police assistance, please contact FilmBernco at (505) 314-0495 and we will contact the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department to assist you with your shoot.

    A. For locations such as county parks, buildings or properties please contact FilmBernco at (505) 314-0495, and we will provide you with the appropriate contact information.

    A. Permits are reviewed the same day they are brought in. The amount of time it takes to get a permit signed depends on the complexity of the permit and how many people are in line ahead of you. FilmBernco makes every effort to process your permit as quickly as possible.

    A. If your school has insurance on file with FilmBernco, you need to obtain a letter from your school stating your name, dates of shoot and a statement that it is a school-sanctioned production. Bring your student identification because permits will only be issued to the student named in the school letter.

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    • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a virtual hearing in the Zoning Conference Room, 111 Union Square St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of considering the below requests. Due to the State’s Emergency Order, this hearing will be conducted as a Public Zoom Video Conference. Members of the public may attend by clicking the attached Zoom link or by calling the following number: +1 669 900 6833 and entering Meeting ID: 879 8250 9669 and Password: 558442 Virtual attendance by all parties is encouraged to protect public health. Physical attendance by applicants or authorized agents is limited to two parties per application. Parties who wish to speak at the hearing must register - see attached link.
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