Filming Enquiries And Requests
The Kent Film Office provides a facilitation service to film & TV industry and liaises with local authorities and public bodies to help organise location filming across the county of Kent. Whilst it is not our authority to permit or decline filming events on private property, both location owners and productions should ensure they operate in line with the latest advice provided by UK Government and the NHS. We regret, that until current UK Government Guidelines are relaxed, we will not be able to issue film permits for highways filming and public spaces.
For all filming permits, requests and enquiries, please APPLY HERE
These lead-in times are to ensure that you are able to film in your first-choice location as areas you apply for may already be pre-booked, have scheduled roadworks or are in need of additional permits as they are privately owned.
We are usually able to turn permits round in shorter time frames but cannot guarantee this.
- For minimal filming we need 48hrs notice.
- For mid-sized productions or when using special equipment 3-5 days are usually required.
- For larger filming events we ask for at least 8-10 days as these require residents’ letters to be distributed by production at least 6 days prior to filming.
- For timeframes for dispensations, traffic management and road closures, please consult our Highways Filming section.
We do not charge for minimal filming on the public highway but reserve the right to administer a £50 +VAT admin charge if the permit has to be changed more than once for reasons other than bad weather.
Other public spaces, such as parks, beaches, squares etc. will incur filming charges which vary between local authorities, but as a guide they start around £150 +Vat and move up to £1000 +VAT per day depending on crew size and level of disruption.
In some district authorities we can arrange parking in council owned car parks. Production will have to display permits in windscreens and do their own coning as we cannot reserve these spaces.
The fees for this vary, but as a guide, there will be a £50+VAT admin change to issue permits and inform the officers plus compensation for any paid bays used at the regular tariff.
This is currently possible in the districts of Dover, Canterbury and Thanet.
The Kent Film Office is open Mon-Friday from 09:00 – 17:00 where one of our members of staff will be available to you.
Gabrielle Lindemann, Kent Film Officer
Natasha White, Kent Film Office Assistant