Film and Media Division

The Film and Media Coordinator is Nicole Bush.  For information about filming in Savannah, please contact Nicole via email or (912) 351-3837. 

Description of Services

Filming in SavannahOur goal is to have safe, successful, permitted filming in the City of Savannah. Our office does this in several ways:

  • Ensure that all filming has as minimal impact as possible on the residents and businesses;
  • Fulfill requested City of Savannah needs for productions;
  • Enforce all ordinances and permit requirements for filming on public property, including parking, safety, hours of operation, noise, animal regulations;
  • Represent the City of Savannah in Recorder’s Court for film-related ordinance violations.
  • Issue Film & Media Permits for productions in the City of Savannah;
  • Work with Location Managers to troubleshoot location issues;
  • Work with SCAD and student filmmakers to ensure safe and non-invasive filming on public property;
  • Design and facilitate training for location managers, producers and other film industry professionals on City of Savannah guidelines and expectations;
  • Respond to and resolve citizen complaints about film and media projects; and
  • Work closely with the Savannah Regional Film Commission to promote safe and successful filming.

Applications for film permits can be found at

City of Savannah Permit Fees:


Permit TypeFee
Student Permit - Applicant must be associated with a current class for a grade$25.00/location

Professional Permit$250/ location

Blanket Permit - Crew of ten(10) or less$100.00

Drone Permit$125.00

Expedited permit - In addition to the fees listed above
- Within 72 hours of production$75.00/location
- Within 48 hours of production
- Within 24 hours of production

Cemetery Filming Permit - Must be paid directly to Cemeteries Department

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee - Professional applications, per individual application$25.00

Amendment Fees - Charged per occurrence/location
- Low Impact - Minor Change such as parking$100.00
- Medium Impact - Moderate changes such as equipment or roads$200.00
- High Impact - Major changes such as film dates or traffic control$300.00

On-Site Services Fee - Charged for filming at a City of Savannah owned property when a City member is required to be on site during production
- Per location each day$100.00
- Daily maximum fee regardless of number of locations$300.00

HISTORIC PROPERTIES IMPACT FEE (Charged per permit/location)

City Hall – assessed based on impact
Minimum $500/day

Minimum $500/day

Cluskey Embankment Stores – assessed based on impact
Minimum $600/day

Maximum $1000/day

Savannah Powder Magazine – assessed based on impact
Minimum $500/day

Maximum $800/day


On Street – North of Victory Drive
$2/hour per space


The Production Company must notify impacted properties, as determined by the Director of the Office of Special Events, Film and Tourism Director or his/her Designee, no less than 48 hours prior to the presence of any film-related activity in the permitted area. Failure to do so will result in a fee charged to the Production Company as listed on the Film Permit.

The following fees will be charged to production companies found to be out of compliance:

First Offense Up to $1,500 and suspension of Film Permit

Second Offense Up to $5,000 and suspension of Film Permit