Photography Permit

According to Wind Point Village Ordinance, a permit is required for commercial photography or video at the Wind Point Lighthouse grounds. This includes:

  • Wedding or Engagement Photography
  • Formal School and Graduation Photography
  • Family Photos or Portraits with a paid Photographer
  • Any other Photography that will be used in the stream of commerce for merchandise or other purposes

A Photography Permit is NOT needed for informal, candid photography that will not be used for a business or commercial purpose. A permit is also not needed for photography or video taken on the south lawn or in the hall during a facility rental.

Permits are available for daily or annual uses. The Daily Permit is $30.00 and it is valid for the day that it was purchased. The Annual Permit is $100.00 and is valid during the year it was purchased (between January 1 and December 31). Permits are for use during normal park hours, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Click a link below to obtain a permit now online. You will be directed to a form and then to a payment screen. After submitting payment, a receipt will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided. The receipt e-mail will contain a link to download the permit. The permit-holder is required to have an electronic version or hard copy of the permit and receipt while on the lighthouse grounds.

Obtain a Photography and Video Permit Online Now:

Other Photo Policies:

Drones or usage of drones are not permitted on Lighthouse ground unless the operator has a commercial license or has contacted the Racine Batten Airport for permission to fly. Drones are not permitted to be used during public or private tower climbs at all. Patrons found not abiding to these guidelines may be reported to Wind Point Police and may incur a fine.