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Seattle Film Permit Applications

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE NOTICE:

The minimum turnaround time for a Film Permit is currently five (5) complete business days.

The Office of Film + Music will be closed from December 25 until January 2. Permit applications for shoot days during this timeframe must be submitted to filmoffice@seattle.gov no later than 9:00am on December 22. Medium/high impact filming requests may require additional time for processing.

Responses to general inquiries will take longer than usual between December 22 and January 12. Refer to our FAQs section for more information on obtaining a Film Permit in Seattle.


TO APPLY FOR A SEATTLE FILM PERMIT, COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING THREE ITEMS IN PDF FORMAT TO filmoffice@seattle.gov (HAND-WRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED):

Adobe PDF Format Master Film Permit Application - Submit one Master Film Permit Application for your project. All location requests (below) will be included within this permission.

Adobe PDF Format Location Form - A separate Location Form is required for each public location you’ll be filming, and for any production vehicle street parking reservations.

     Location Map - A map showing the filming activity and street parking reservations is required for each Location Form submitted (see map examples below). Maps can be submitted in PDF or in JPG format.

Click here to download an up-to-date PDF reader (Adobe).


Film Permit Application Map Examples:

Please note the detail on the maps.