Welcome to FilmApp Seattle

Thank you for your interest in obtaining a Seattle Film Permit for your production! We're a one-stop shop for film permitting. We'll coordinate with other city agencies to ensure a smooth film shoot.

Film Permitting Quick Facts

  • Film Permits are a flat $25 per day. Productions may film at multiple locations in a single day, and the fee will remain the same
  • Film Permits are only issued for city-owned property in the City of Seattle. This includes: City Parks, streets, sidewalks, and some city-owned buildings. This does not include: Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Olympic Sculpture Park, the Great Wheel, and other city landmarks or tourist attractions
  • Parking may be reserved for your working production vehicles at a rate of $15 per metered space per day
  • Other fees may be incurred if your production impacts requires additional staffing by the the Seattle Police Department or Parks Department
  • For indepth information on our permitting rules and regulations, please consult our Film Manual
There is a 3 business day minimum turnaround to obtain a Seattle Film Permit for lower impact work or filming in City Parks. Higher impact filming, including traffic control, stunts, and after-hours work, requires at least a 5 business day turnaround and may require more location prep on your end including neighborhood notification, sign-offs, and other outreach. Refer to our FAQs page for more information.

If you have questions about the permitting process, please reach out to us via email at filmoffice@seattle.gov, or contact the permitting office at 206-233-3948.

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