Commercial Filming and 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 largely permitted under the same conditions as other outdoor 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 the City of Asheville’s Outdoor Special Event Guide and contact our office at your convenience.

 


Application Forms

 

Commercial Filming Directives

Outdoor Special Event Permit Application

Emergency Action Plan  (required only when area of work is confined or roads closed)

Documentation of Street Closure Notification (required only when streets will need to be fully closed)

Outdoor Special Event Permit Amendment (a cover sheet for submitting a revised application)


COVID-19 Guidelines

 

The North Carolina Governor’s Office has advised that “film sets” are exempt from the mass gatherings limitations because they are considered “work” as outlined in Section 7 of Executive Order 141.

IWLMSC Task Force White Paper

Production Safety Guidelines


Contact Information

 

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

 

Jon Fillman, Community Event Manager
828-259-5738

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

Mailing Address
PO Box 7148
Asheville, NC 28802

 


Notice: All commercial filming activities in national parks require a permit.

 

National Park Service – Blue Ridge Parkway
Matt Micale, Permit Coordinator
828-348-3441

blri_permits@nps.gov

Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permits

 


Updated 7/23/2020


 

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