Film & Video Production - Policies & Guidelines
NOTIFICATION of proposed filming must be provided to affected residents and businesses in the surrounding area at the discretion and approval of the Office of Community Services. Letter of notification to residents may be left at the front door of the property, but not in mailbox of residence. Letter of notification to business/merchant must be hand delivered directly to store owner/manager/employee. Letter may not be posted on door or window of business or store.
APPROVAL must be obtained from affected residents when requesting to extend residential and City park film hours beyond 8am-9pm from Monday-Saturday or 9am-8pm on Sunday.
APPROVAL must be obtained from affected residents/merchants when requesting to park production vehicles in front of a residence/business or to film in front of a business.
Filming hours in parks and residential locations of the City can be extended with signatures of approval within a 250-300 ft. radius of the film site as follows:
51% signatures to extend by 1 hour
Filming hours in commercial locations of the City are unrestricted provided businesses are not negatively impacted.
Number of film days allowed per residential site is 5 consecutive days per property, with a maximum of 10 days per property within a calendar year.
Number of film days at a residential site may be extended and the limit on filming on consecutive days may be waived with signatures of approval from residents within a 250-300 foot radius of the film site, with the specific addresses to be provided by staff based on proximity to the film site, provided the filming satisfies the following criteria:
Film permit fees shall be doubled during extended film days (days 11 through 20).
Major motion picture productions may require a longer review period due to the numerous logistical issues that must be reviewed and potential impact film activity may have on the surrounding area.
In addition to film permit fees film company is responsible for all City costs associated with film activity (i.e., police, fire personnel, street use permit, business license, etc.) which must be paid in full prior to issuance of film permit.
Film company is eligible for small scale film fee based upon meeting the following criteria: