Filming Permission

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.



Filming fees may apply – please see our charges and payments page for more information.

Locations managed by Bristol City Council include:
  • 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.