Person filming outside in front of a building

Get a film permit

Eight week wait time for new business licences

It is currently taking up to eight weeks to get a business licence. A business licence is a requirement for a film permit; please apply early.

Apply for a business licence

Your proposed filming locations could mean that you work with the:

  Review application requirement and additional information prior to getting a permit.

Review requirements and guidelines

Steps to getting a film permit to film in a public location (not a park)

Steps to getting a film permit to film in a park (not a public location)

City Film and Special Events branch

Send an enquiry or make a complaint online about a special event or about filming.

Park Board Filming and Special Events office

2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4 (mailing address only)

Phone: 604-257-8516

Fax: 604-257-8501