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Permitting and Incentives

Filming in Tombstone is an easy process! Become a part of history by filming in

“The Most Famous Western Town in the World!"

 

Tombstone permitting contact: 

Tombstone Hall
(520) 457-2202
 
 
Permitting is an easy process in Tombstone and they are usually at no cost. Standard Liability Coverage is required naming the City of Tombstone as additional insured prior to permit being issued if filming in public places. Please call or email Elizabeth Ingalls at the contact information above for specifics about your project.
 
Cochise County Roads – Permits 
Lt. Genz of the Cochise County Sheriff Dept.
(520) 586-8150
 
BLM Land – Permits 
Tucson Field Office
Pam AcAlpin, Action Field Manager
(520) 258-7200
 
Safford Field Office
Tom Schnell, Acting Field Manager
(928) 348-4400
 
State Highways/State Trust Land/State Parks Permitting 
Arizona Film Office
(602) 771-1193
 
Coronado National Forest – Permits 
Nogales Ranger District:
Keith Graves, District Ranger
(520) 281-2296
 
Douglas Ranger District:
Bill Edwards, District Ranger
(520) 364-3468
 
Safford Ranger District:
Toni Strauss, District Ranger
(928) 428-4150
 
Sierra Vista Ranger District:
Doug Hardy, District Ranger
(520) 378-0311
 
Incentives
 

Qualified productions can earn transferable tax credits and tax exemptions for producing their projects (films, television programs, video games, photo-shoots, etc.) in Arizona. Pre-approved projects can transferable tax credits based on Arizona expenditures in the following amounts: 

  • $250,000-$1,000,000: Eligible for a 20% transferable tax credit.
  • More than $1,000,000: Eligible for a 30% transferable tax credit.
 
The Tax Credits may be used to offset AZ tax liability, sold, or transferred. Unused tax credit amounts may be carried forward for up to five years. Productions can also receive Transaction Privilege Tax and Use Tax exemptions for AZ expenditures totaling $250,000 and up.
 
 Build a studio or construct another eligible infrastructure project in Arizona and qualify for transferable tax credits equal to 15% of the eligible AZ project costs! Some of the requirements include: The facility must be owned and operated by the applicant. The applicant agrees to submit a report to the Arizona Dept of Commerce upon completion of the project, and Arizona project expenditures for a soundstage are at least: 
  • $250,000 within 90 days of pre-approval
  • An additional $1,000,000 within 12 months of pre-approval
  • A total of $5,000,000 within 36 months of pre-approval
 
Arizona project expenditures for a support and augmentation facility are at least: 
  •  $250,000 within 90 days of pre-approval
  • A total of $1,000,000 within 36 months of pre-approval
 
The Tax Credits generated by infrastructure projects may be used to offset AZ tax liability, or they may be sold, or transferred. Unused tax credit amounts may be carried forward for up to five years. 
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