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City of Alexandria Film Permit Application

Carefully review the following application and permit process for filming in Alexandria.

All film applications must be submitted at least six business days in advance to allow for processing. Projects of a large scale, multiple locations, or drones/aerial filming or photography will require more lead time.

To submit other production details with your application please email [email protected].


  1. Carefully review the Film Office Locations & Guidelines  for information about filming in Alexandria and the application and permit process.
  2. Complete the application as accurately and detailed as possible.
  3. Pay the $30 film application processing fee through the Online Payment Portal.
  4. Complete the application below.

After submitting your application, you will be contacted within 1 business day and notified of the status of your permit and if any additional permitting will be required. *You will not receive a copy of this submission, so please save a copy of your answer before submitting, if desired.

General Information

Production Details

(exact street locations)

(story line, description of shoot)

(generator, lighting, trailers, port-a-potties)

(number of people involved)

Reserved Parking

Visit the City of Alexandria website for current parking reservation prices. NOTE: The submission of this information does not guarantee reserved parking. Once the film permit application is reviewed by the Film Committee, a separate parking permit must be submitted by the film maker no less than 5 business days before the date of filming. 

(street address or meter numbers found inside glass)

Street Closings

Street closings require police officers for traffic direction and control, incurring additional fees.

Sidewalk Closing

Sidewalks must remain open unless filming or safety concerns require closure, incurring additional fees.



* Indicates a required field.

Press Room

Drone Aerial Filming

Locations & Guidelines

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