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 by clicking on the button below.
Filming fees may apply – find out more on our charges and payments page.
Filming for public service news items does not require a permit, with the exception of drone filming. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Please note, 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 charges.
Bristol Film Office can arrange permission for locations in the Bristol city boundary only. Here is our boundary map.
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 and cemeteries: Canford, South Bristol, Greenbank, Avonview, Henbury, Brislington
To enquire about filming in our neighbouring authorities, please contact the relevant Film Offices, linked to below.