Looking to shoot your next project in Sussex?

We’re in close collaboration with Sussex’s councils to ensure a swift and efficient film permit application process. Here’s how we can assist you:

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FAQ’s on film permits

Why do I need a film permit?

Securing a film permit is a crucial step for any type of filming and photography in the region. This protocol ensures that you have the necessary authorisation from both the local council and land/property owners. The locations cover, but is not limited to:

  • Public highways and roads
  • Pedestrianised streets and public places
  • Parks and green open spaces
  • Car parks and on street parking
  • Markets
  • Schools
  • Shopping centres
  • Leisure centres
  • Libraries
  • Cemeteries and crematoriums
  • Council owned land and property
  • Privately owned land and property
Are there costs associated with obtaining permits

These fees vary based on factors like the specific site, the nature of your filming project, crew size, and shoot duration. We cater to productions of all sizes, striving to find the ideal setting within your budget and project needs. For pricing enquiries, complete the ‘Make a Permit Enquiry’ form or reach us at 01903 951030.

What else do I need to support my application?

The required documentation may vary depending on the nature of your project. Rest assured, we’re here to guide you through the process and advise on all necessary documents. As a general standard, you will typically require:

  • A Risk Assessment
  • Public Liability Insurance with coverage of £10 million
  • A detailed filming activity location map
What notice period do I need to give?

The notice period duration hinges on the specific filming location. While we can expedite permit requests within 24 hours, ample planning time is recommended.

Small-scale productions: a minimum of three days’ notice is advisable.

Medium-scale projects: Around five days’ notice.

Larger productions: Aim for a 10-day advance notice period.

Filming on the highways using a stop/go system requires a minimum of five working days’ notice. For any road closures, a more extended lead time of 12 weeks is essential for proper arrangements.