To film in the District, you are required to submit a film permit application, along with several supporting applications or documents.
Permits, licenses, and other requirements
(download application form)
|Must be submitted five working days before filming
|Business license for non-residents
|Licence must be valid for the year you will be filming
|Certificate of insurance (with $5 million liability)
|Name District of North Vancouver as an additional insured
|Security deposit cheque
|$2,500 minimum for commercials and non-broadcast media;
$5,000 minimum for TV series, feature films, documentaries, new media, MOW, etc.
Additional permits you may need
|If you plan to...
|You will need...
|Park vehicles at your location
|Parking request form
|Use streets or sidewalks for filming, or to alter the flow of traffic, control traffic intermittently
|Street use permit (submitted five working days before filming), may require RCMP traffic control/escort
|Use an electric generator on site
|Electrical permit application form and contractor authorization (72 hours notice is required for permit to be valid)
|Access water via a fire hydrant
|Hydrant use permit
Get more details about application requirements
Learn more about what you need to film in the District — including insurance, approvals, and traffic management — in our complete filming and policy guidelines.
For questions about film permits, contact us at 604.990.2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.