Guidelines & Forms

Please adhere to the following guidelines when filming in the City of Brampton.

The City of Brampton requests that a Film Permit be obtained for ALL filming taking place in the City of Brampton.

The Brampton Film Office will issue your Film Permit quickly and efficiently, providing local connections and support.

FILM PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS

Contact the Brampton Film Office

During the location scouting stage, please contact the Brampton Film Office to advise the office of your interest in filming within the municipal boundaries of Brampton, Ontario.

film@brampton.ca or 905.874.3361

Submit Film Permit Application Form

Please submit your Film Permit Application Form as soon as possible.  The Brampton Film Office will require a minimum of one week's notice, depending on the requirements of the shoot.

Please ensure the form is completed with as much details as possible to assist with expedition of your permit.

Notification Letters

Film Notification Letters must be provided to neighbouring properties.  If wishing to film beyond the hours of 7am to 11pm approvals  must be obtained from the majority of area properties.  Please contact the Brampton Film Office to guide you with this requirement.

Road Occupancy or Closure

Road Occupancy and/or Closure Permits must be obtained in order to park any production vehicles on the public roadway, close a lane, or close a road for any period of time. 

The Brampton Film Office will assist with the facilitation of this process. 

UAV (Drone) Use

If using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as "drones", for filming in Brampton you must obtain a Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada.  There are no exemptions in Brampton, as UAVs of all sizes must be operated at least five miles (eight kilometres) from any built up area.

Click here​ for SFOC application information.

Permit Issued

A permit will be issued once all permits and necessary preparations  for filming are in place.

The City of Brampton issues electronic Film Permits.  You do not need to pick up your permit.  It will be emailed to you.

GUIDELINES

 Notification

  • The film company must provide written notice to affected residents and businesses.  A copy of this written notice (letter) must be provided to the Brampton Film Office in advance of distribution.  This notice must be distributed by the production company a minimum of two working days in advance of the production company's arrival on site.  
  • Be advised that area Councillors and the Mayor's Office will be notified of all filming taking place in the City of Brampton.
  • The Brampton Film Office will also notify the Brampton Downtown BIA of any filming in the downtown business district.

Permitted Filming Times

  • Filming in the City of Brampton must be completed between the hours of 7am and 11pm.

  • If filming beyond these hours the affected area properties (as determined by the Brampton Film Office) must be surveyed and majority approval obtained.  Approvals must be filed with the Brampton Film Office 48 hours prior to filming.   

  • Daytime contact telephone numbers must be provided to the Brampton Film Office for each address surveyed.

Filming Consideration of Public

  • Lighting: It is expected that lighting will be directed away from area municipal addresses, unless express permission is obtained by the owner or occupant.  As stated in the filming times above, any filming occurring after 11pm must obtain written approval from area residents/businesses.  Properties within proximity of a railroad track must obtain permissions from the track owner.  Please see the Brampton Film Office for assistance.
  • Noise/SFX: The film production company must comply with City of Brampton noise by-laws.  The Brampton Film Office must be notified of any special effects (eg. gun fire, explosions, fireworks, etc.).  The Brampton Film Office will help facilitate approvals.
  • Production Vehicles: Production vehicles arriving on location in or near a residential neighbourhood shall not enter the area before the time stipulated on the Road Occupancy permit. Production vehicles shall park one by one, turning off engines as soon as possible.

  • Cast and Crew Parking: Cast and crew vehicles are not covered by the Road Occupancy Permit and shall observe designated parking areas noted by location managers.  The Brampton Film Office will provide a designated off-street area for non-production vehicles when filming in the downtown.

  • Moving or towing of any vehicle is prohibited without the express permission of the owner.
  • Production vehicles shall not block, or park in, driveways without the express permission of the driveway owner.

  • Pedestrian traffic must not be obstructed at any time.  All cables and similar items are to be properly channelled.

  • Do not trespass on property outside of the property that has been permitted for filming.

  • All locations and public area must be returned to their original condition and any debris or garbage removed.

  • Brampton's Code of Conduct for filming must be adhered to.

 

 Click here to review the full Filming Code of Conduct.

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