Commercial Filming & Photography


The Community & Economic Development Department manages permitting, location agreements, and city service coordination for all commercial filming and photography work involving city-owned property, sidewalks, streets, and parks. Commercial filming and photography is permitted under the same conditions as other special event uses of public property in Asheville. A permit may not be required for small scale projects that do not require the reservation of public space, closure of streets/sidewalks/parking, use of generators, structures or unusual scenes. To begin, please review our Outdoor Special Event Guide and contact our office at your convenience. (Photo from

Application Forms

Commercial Filming Directives

Outdoor Special Event Permit Application

Outdoor Special Event Permit Amendment

Emergency Action Plan

Documentation of Street Closure Notification

Contact Information

Click here to schedule an appointment for consultation, application review and intake.

Jon Fillman, Outdoor Event Manager
Phone: (828) 259-5738

Angelica Driver, Event Coordinator
Phone: (828) 259-5844

Community & Economic Development Department
70 Court Plaza, 5th Floor
Asheville, NC 28801

(Mailing Address: PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC, 28802)