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Film Permit Application

Deadline: Dec 31, 2050 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Apr 04, 2022 12:00 pm - Dec 31, 2050 12:00 pm (EST)
Virtual event

About the event

Hub for submitting online Special Event and Film permit applications for the City of Alpharetta. Alpharetta is a city that celebrates our community. From sporting events to cultural events, and community-based festivals to downtown gatherings, the City will help guide and facilitate a safe space for your project.

About the application

The film permitting process begins when a completed online application and associated permits are submitted. The film review process can take up to five (5) days; however, depending on the details of your production, the process may take longer.
If your film project occurs at a location that contains any of the items listed below, a meeting will be required with the event committee which may add another 5 business days for processing:
1) Film prep, filming and clean up lasting more than 3 days.
2) Outdoor filming
3) Full and/or partial lane/street closures
4) Requested variances to any City of Alpharetta Ordinance
One film permit can cover up to three film sites over the course of two weeks or one location for a maximum of 7 days. Fees will only be taken once the permit is approved. 
Please note that contact information provided in this application will be shared with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau to assist with cast or crew accommodations.

Terms & Conditions

As an applicant, you are required to comply with all city, county, state, and federal disability access requirements. All temporary venues, related structures and outdoor sites shall be accessible to persons with disabilities. Additionally, appropriate signage and notifications must be posted and distributed for the public or neighboring parties impacted by your production.
Approval of your application does not automatically reserve city resources or staff. It is your responsibility to contact and reserve city resources and staff found through the city's website -
Possible reasons for application permit denial include but are not limited to: The event will disrupt traffic within the city beyond practical solution; event will unreasonably interfere with access of fire fighting equipment and fire hydrants; location of the event will cause extreme hardship to adjacent businesses or residents; Event will require the diversion of enough city employees that allowing the event would unreasonably deny service to the remainder of the city residents. This includes City Holidays; Application, permits and application fees were not properly submitted; failure to contact each city department to reserve city resources and staffing.
Affidavit of Applicant: I certify that the information contained in the foregoing application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief that I have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the rules and regulations governing the proposed special event and/or film production under the City of Alpharetta Municipal Code. I understand that this application is made subject to the rules and regulations established by the City Council and/or the City Administrator or the City Administrator's designee. I agree and comply with all the rules and regulations in the City of Alpharetta Special Events Application. I agree to comply with all other requirements of the city, county, state, federal government, and any other applicable entity which may pertain to the use of the event venue and the conduct of the event. In the event that a possessory interest subject to property taxation is created by virtue of this use permit, I agree to pay all possessory interest taxes and the City shall not be liable for the payment of such taxes I further agree that the payment of any such taxes shall not reduce any consideration paid to the City pursuant to this use permit. I agree to abide by these rules, and further certify that I, on behalf of the Organization, am also authorized to commit that Organization, and therefore agree to be financially responsible for any costs and fees that may be incurred by or on behalf of the event to the City of Alpharetta.


Permit Fee $200 Payment will not be processed if a formal film permit is deemed unnecessary or the permit request is rejected.

Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Address

Additional information

  • Name of production company
  • On-site contact name(s) & number(s)
  • Project Type
  • DATE(S) and TIME(S) of set up, filming, and breakdown
  • Name or address of film location
  • What type(s) of space(s) will be used for filming, basecamp and parking? (Check all that apply.)
  • If filming on private commercial or residential property, you are required to provide proof of permission from the property owner(s). NOTE: If your permit is approved, you must notify all businesses and residences within the area affected by the production.
  • # of actors; # of crew
  • Please provide a basic description of each scene to be filmed at the location
  • Description of equipment to be used for staging and filming
  • Estimated number of vehicles and type, if oversized (i.e. # of trailers, food trailers/trucks, box trucks, etc.)
  • Please upload a map showing where these vehicles will be parking.
  • List the # of tents being set up including location, size and use for each - especially if using cooking, heating or warming devices under the tent. If none, please write "N/A".
  • If using portable restrooms, please list the quantity and locations. If not, please write "N/A".
  • If special effects or stunts will be taking place, please provide detailed description. If not, please write "N/A".
  • List any removal of vegetation or building modifications that could remain permanent after completion of project. If none, please write "N/A".
  • If you will have private security on-site, please provide contact information. If not, please write "N/A".
  • Attach a site plan of the filming & basecamp location, including any structures being used, access points, parking, signage etc.
  • Please list any special requests/requirements not already covered
  • For projects taking place on public property, you must provide a COI naming The City of Alpharetta (2 Park Plaza) as an additional insured. The city requires an insurance policy rider for general liability for $1,000,000. (If you don't have the document at this time, you can provide this at a later date, no later than a week prior to the film date)
  • Please upload a picture of your drivers license
  • By submitting this application, I have read and agree with the Terms & Conditions of this application.
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