Apply for a Film Permit

All productions and student films shooting in Orleans Parish are required to apply for a film permit. Upon receipt of the application the Film Office will review the application and consult with the production to evaluate the type of film permit to be issued.

  • General film permits are issued for commercial productions filming in the city
  • Temporary Film Permits are issued for student films, drone filming and city-wide b-roll
  • A film permit is NOT required while exercising First Amendment rights including filming of rallies, protests, demonstrations and news reporting
  • All film permits are issued at no cost

The Film New Orleans Policies and Procedures here includes detailed permitting information and policies for filming in New Orleans.

Apply for a Temporary Film Permit

A temporary film permit is issued for any production under 15 people with no permitted parking, student films, drone filming and city-wide b-roll. To obtain a temporary permit complete a Film Application here and the Film Office will contact you to discuss your project.

Apply for a Drone Permit

To obtain a temporary film permit for the use of a drone complete a Film Application here. Only one application is necessary per production. Productions are required to use only FAA certified drone operators and to ensure that the drone operators comply with FAA regulations. You must submit a copy of the operator’s license to isabella.renner@nola.gov.

Apply for a Location Permit

Below are the documents which must be submitted for review and approval by the Film Office:

Film Permit Application Requirements:

Applicants are required to submit a film application no later than 5 days prior to the commencement of filming. Film Permits are issued at no cost. Below are the documents which must be submitted:

  1. Applicants are required to complete a Filming Application
  2. A Certificate of Insurance must be provided. E-mail to isabella.renner@nola.gov
  3. Submit a signed copy of the Film New Orleans Policies and Procedures. E-mail to isabella.renner@nola.gov