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Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media
ADOT Director, John Halikowski:
As a strong partner in supporting commercial film productions across the state, the Arizona Department of Transportation is pleased to offer no-fee film permits for any state-controlled highway, bridge or highway right of way.
DPS Director, Frank Milstead:
Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers are located all across Arizona in some of the most remote and scenic areas of the state. The presence of state troopers will help ensure the safety of those involved with film production and the motoring public.
APT Executive Director, Sue Black:
Arizona State Parks and Trails would like to express our support of commercial film production across Arizona. To ease access to our state parks, we are pleased to extend no-fee film permits for any property within the state parks system.