Filming Permission

*COVID-19 – Advice for production teams working on location in Bristol*

*Bristol Film Office is able to issue filming permits to production teams that are adhering to published industry guidelines. To protect public health and safety, we have published a COVID-19 Action List for productions to follow until further notice. This document supplements the Filming in Bristol Code of Practice that all productions must adhere to when working in the city and complements published industry guidelines. See our COVID-19 page for government guidelines to assist production teams and further information about how Bristol Film Office is facilitating filming at this time.

Filming for public service news items does not require a permit, with the exception of drone filming. Please contact us at for more information.*

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.

Crews working on location in Bristol and contractors working for the production are expected to adhere to the Filming in Bristol Code of Practice which forms part of the terms and conditions of applying for permission to film. Crews found to be in breach of the Code of Conduct may be subject to penalty
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 within the logos below.