Ordinance No. 2014-12, Regulations for Commercial Filming, requires that anyone filming for a commercial purpose must obtain a Film Permit through the Office of Communication. To receive a permit the applicant must provide the following:
Title of the commercial, film or photo shoot.
The type of production to be undertaken.
The location(s) of the filming.
The dates and times of the filming.
Contact information for the production office, producer and location manager.
Production schedule and activities. The following activities may require an additional permit:
Aerial Photography (Drones)
Use of Animals
Number of persons involved with the production, including cast and crew.
Anticipated need of City personnel, equipment or property.
Description of any areas in which public access that will be restricted due to production.
Description of any alterations that will be made to the property.
Number and type of production vehicles that will be used and the locations where they will be stored.
Location where the crew will be fed, if not at the production location.
Location where extras will be held, if not at the production location.
Food vending will require health permits from the Harris County Health Department.
The Application fee is $50 and it may be waived for non-profit organizations.