Apply for a Seattle Film Permit

Film Permit Application Steps and Document
UAS (Drone) Use

Thank you for your interest in obtaining a Seattle Film Permit for your production.

To apply for a Seattle Film Permit, please complete and submit the two application forms listed here in writable PDF format to  filmoffice@seattle.gov.

Hand-written applications will not be accepted. We recommend completing the application forms using an up-to-date version of Adobe Reader. Do not complete the forms in your browser. 

There is a 3 business day minimum turnaround to obtain a Seattle Film Permit for lower impact work or filming in City Parks.  Higher impact filming, including traffic control, stunts, and after-hours work, requires at least a 5 business day turnaround and may require more location prep on your end including neighborhood notification, sign-offs, and other outreach. Refer to our FAQs page for more information. 

If you have questions about the permitting process, please reach out to the e-mail above, or contact the permitting office at 206-233-3948.