Filming Application Process
Liverpool Film Office is a one-stop-shop for all filming and photography in the city. We are a dedicated team within Liverpool City Council for productions & locations and can assist with all enquiries and relevant liaisons & permissions.
All FILMING on or around Liverpool City Council land, buildings, facilities and Public Highways WILL REQUIRE PERMISSION*
Production activity in this current Covid climate brings additional challengers and further assessment is needed.
Production should give as much time as possible for a full assessment of activities to take place. If insufficient time is given for assessment to take place the production runs the risk of approval not being granted.
These locations include (but are not exclusive to):
- HIGHWAYS & STREETS
- PARKS, public and pedestrianised Spaces
- MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
- CAR PARKS and on-street parking
- CREMATORIUM & CEMETERIES
WE CANNOT PROCESS ANY APPLICATION UNLESS THE FOLLOWING ARE INCLUDED:
- EVIDENCE OF YOUR PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE (min £5m)
- A GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT
- A COVID SPECIFIC RISK ASSESMENT
Further information on what is required can be found in the Filming in Liverpool Code of Practise
Please find above a list of Film Permit Admin Fees, this document also includes other film related fees that may be of use.
For information Liverpool City Region registered production companies will not be charged for Film Permits (but will still need to apply).
Please find above the ‘Terms & Conditions’ for the Film Permit, these will need to be agreed to as part of the application process prior to submission.
If you are employing children in your production, you may need to apply for a licence from the Education Welfare Service. Follow this link for the application form and further details.
The booking of Parking bays and suspension of single yellow lines can be done via the Liverpool City Council website here: Parking Services
(Liverpool Film Office on behalf of) Liverpool City Council (LCC) uses your personal data to process applications you submit on behalf of film makers and production companies, wanting permission to film on council / public property, parks and general streets/ highways areas as well as crematoriums & cemeteries.
LCC are required to process your data prior to entering a contract with you and we do not require your permission.
Your personal information will only be used and processed by the Liverpool Film office team in order to achieve your filming permission and will be reviewed or destroyed after 5 years.
Your information will be held in EU and US systems.
If you are concerned about how we are using your data, please make contact via Liverpool City Councils freedom of information page
More information about your rights is available on our website, or via the Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk).