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City of Alexandria Film Office

Covid-19 Operating Status: The Film Office is accepting and reviewing applications. Permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability of City staff and resources to facilitate filming in the City of Alexandria.

Welcome to the City of Alexandria’s Film Office

On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. A top small city recognized in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Take a self-guided stroll along Alexandria’s King Street Mile to discover surprising connections to star-studded and beloved movies and TV shows.

Film Office Management

Visit Alexandria coordinates applications and permits on behalf of the City of Alexandria for filming that takes place on public property. Drone and aerial photography requests are also routed through the Film Office.

Contact Elissa Staley at or 703-652-5352 with any questions or for assistance with your film permit application.

“Throughout the course of making our feature film we encountered numerous obstacles in the production and planning phases. It was so reassuring to meet people that really wanted to work with us, being a small independent company and seeing Reel Brothers Production succeed.”
- Reel Brothers Productions