If you are carrying out commercial filming or photography activity (for broadcast/public viewing) in locations managed by Bristol City Council, you will require a filming permit. You can apply using our online permitting system.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT BRISTOL FILM OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED OVER CHRISTMAS FROM 20th DECEMBER (4pm), REOPENING ON 2nd JANUARY 2020. DURING THIS TIME WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS FILMING PERMITS.*
Filming fees may apply – please see our charges and payments page for more information.
- External: City Docks & Harbourside, Redcliffe Caves, Parks, (including the Downs), General Highways, Centre Spaces, Car Parks
- Internal: Markets, Museums, Estates, Libraries, Council Buildings
- Crematoria & Cemeteries (Canford, South Bristol, Greenbank, Avonview, Henbury, Brislington)
Bristol Film Office can arrange permission for locations in the Bristol city boundary only. Here is a BOUNDARY MAP. To enquire about filming in our neighbouring authorities please contact them directly using the links below.