Frequently Asked Questions
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Addison General Services must be notified about any film shoot taking place in Addison even if a permit is not required. All filming and film permit questions should be directed to the General Services Director, Rob Bourestom at email@example.com
A permit to film is required for any commercial or student film, video or still photography, that:
- Is on Town of Addison property including Town facilities, Addison Airport, parks, and bridges.
- Requires traffic control, crowd control or may impede the normal flow of foot traffic on a sidewalk or ingress and egress to a business.
- Requires parking in restricted areas or involves vehicles that impede the normal flow of traffic.
- Other unique circumstances may require a permit based on the staff's evaluation of the project.
Yes. If filming will take place on Town of Addison property you must have a certificate of insurance on file maintaining a minimum of $1,000,000 in General Liability and Property damage with the Town of Addison named on the certificate as additionally insured.
Currently there is not a fee to film on Addison, Texas property (Parks, Conference and Theatre Centre, municipal buildings, etc), but a valid permit is required. However, there may be some fees applied if police, fire or street closers are required.
You will need both a permit from the Town of Addison as well as a permit from the Addison Airport. Contact information for the Airport permit may be obtained through Rob Bourestom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-duty Addison police officers and fire personnel will be required to be with you at the film location if the shoot requires traffic control, street closures, crowd control, stunts, pyrotechnics, weapons and if actors would be portraying uniformed personnel. There may be other situations where Addison police and fire would be required. Each shoot will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Contact Rob Bourestom at email@example.com and they will direct you to the appropriate person in the Addison Police Department.
Yes, a student film shoot does require a permit. Student films must submit a letter on school letterhead signed by the instructor or another school representative. Student film shoots have the same insurance requirements.
Please allow 2-3 working days to process a permit depending on the complexity of the shoot.
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