STEP 2: Apply for a Permit

Optional Permit

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The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting issues permits to productions filming on location in the City of New York and provides free police assistance, free parking privileges and access to most exterior locations free of charge. In 2008, the rules were published for when a production is required to have a permit and when it is not in order to help expedite filmmaking in the City. When a permit is required, there is a $300 fee for the processing of the initial application of a new project.
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Online Application

Our goal at the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is to provide a seamless production experience. That's why our agency developed the Online Permit Application. Click "more" to access the online permit.

Application Instructions

Before getting started, follow these application instructions for a smoother process.