Before casting calls, lighting checks and hair and make-up, make sure your flick is legit. Whether a major summer blockbuster or a one-person summer project, start the permitting process here.
Deadlines: Film applications should be submitted at least SIX (6) business days in advance to allow for processing. This time is necessary to contact appropriate City officials for approval. Once this process is completed and your certificate of insurance has been received, your permit will be issued.
Location: This application covers filming on public property within the City of Alexandria. Filming on private property must be arranged with property owners separately and is not covered by this application and permit.
Costs: The application and permitting process is FREE. Additional costs may be incurred for reserved parking, street and sidewalk closures and security.
Liability Insurance: Commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $1 million is necessary for all shoots on City property. The City of Alexandria must be named as the certificate holder and as additional insured. The insurance certificate must be received by us before your permit will be issued. It may be submitted by email to MMorris@VisitAlexVA.com or to the address below:
Additionally Insured: City of Alexandria
ATTN: Merrie Morris
625 N. Washington St., #400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Process: Fill out the application as accurately and as detailed as possible to make the process quicker. You will be contacted in a few days and notified of the status of the permit and if any additional permitting will be required.
Questions? Contact MMorris@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5361
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