To film in the District, you are required to submit a film permit application, along with several supporting applications or documents.
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Permits, licenses, and other requirements
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|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||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.