Media production activity in New York City is subject to the restrictions and requirements in New York State and City laws, directives, and guidance.

The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (OFTB) is accepting Film Permit applications for production activity. OFTB is operating remotely, so please allow additional time for Film Permit processing. For more information see:

To assist productions with promoting COVID-safe protocols on set, MOME has produced production-specific educational posters available for download.

The COVID-19 emergency is a rapidly changing situation, and MOME will be updating its materials regularly to reflect the latest information available. Please check this webpage frequently for updates. If you have questions after reading these materials, please call the Film Office at (212) 489-6710.

On July 17, 2020, New York State issued industry specific guidance for Media Production which includes:


Archive of Commissioner's Directives:



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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