Commercial Photography / Filming Procedures

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (the Authority) has established fees for the use of our facilities as a location or background for commercial photography or video, motion picture, and television filming. The Authority has also established policies related to insurance, “hold harmless” agreements, and security that are a prerequisite for obtaining permission for filming and photography activities.

Please view the following:

Airports Authority's commercial filming policy and Application Form

Commercial filming and photography fee schedule

To submit an application, please contact:

  • For Reagan National Airport - Gary Davis at (703) 417-8056
  • For Dulles International Airport - Mickey Hilty at (703) 572-2710

Press Conferences by External Organizations

Press conferences are considered demonstrations, as described in section 7.2 of Airports Authority Regulations, and are allowed only with appropriate permits as laid out in the regulation. Space is available for rent at each airport, which may be used for hosting events, including press conferences. Please contact the airport manager’s office for information about renting space at the airport. The Airports Authority may host or sponsor events, including press conferences, in compliance with our Contributions Policy. To inquire about gaining Airports Authority sponsorship, please contact the Office of Communications at 703-417-8745.

Use of Authority Images and Photographs: View policy here