Commissioner's Directive:

Effective March 21, 2020 through at least April 17, 2020, existing film permits are suspended and no new film permits will be granted, with the exception of film permits for the news media. Starting immediately, OFTB staff will be working remotely. If you need information about permits, please contact us at 212-489-6710. Please return to this page for updates.




Shoot Your Project in NYC with These 3 Steps!

The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting looks to support film and television productions of all shapes and sizes, and we look to make each and every one of those projects a clear, seamless, and enjoyable production experience. The steps outlined below can guide you through our simple process, or if you're looking for something specific, you can keep scrolling down and also look on the left hand navigation for specific sections. Thanks for visiting our site and good luck with your production!


production set
Photo Courtesy of Michael Cory via Flickr Creative Commons.

Step 1: Do I Need a Permit?




NYC skyline
Photo Courtesy of Hector Parayuelos via Flickr Creative Commons.

Step 2: Apply for a Permit





NYC court room
Photo Courtesy of Bryan Bruchman via Flickr Creative Commons.

Step 3: Notify the Neighborhood




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