General film permits are not required by the State of South Dakota.
Film Permits – Sioux Indian Tribal Land
Filming on Sioux Indian tribal lands in South Dakota requires permission from tribal authorities.
Film Permits – State Park Land
Film permits are generally required for filming in South Dakota's state parks. At least four days are required for processing the permit(s).
Film Permits – Federal Land
Film permits are generally required for filming in national parks, monuments, memorials, forests and grasslands.
Cities in South Dakota
When filming in South Dakota's communities, please make proper contact with individual city offices, government leaders, chambers of commerce, and/or private businesses, as necessary.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the largest bike rallies in the United States. Media passes are required for filming and are issued after completing an application. Passes are not transferable. More information and the application form can be found in the Rally's Media Center.