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Film Permits

About the Film Production OrdinanceThe City of Chamblee adopted a Film Production Ordinance to facilitate commercial movie and television projects that shoot in Chamblee. Georgia has succeeded in marketing the state as a location for film productions, recognizing the economic impact this industry provides, as well as the tourism it generates for local jurisdictions. 

Chamblee offers a great mix of authentic and unique locations for filming: from quiet neighborhoods to busy city streets. Chamblee’s location in the metro area, proximity to Peachtree-DeKalb Airport, and vicinity to existing or planned film production facilities make it a great choice for any project. Scouts looking for the perfect location for your production can view the DeKalb County Locations map or reach out to our office for locations in Chamblee.

Chamblee residents or business owners who would like to have their property included in DeKalb County’s film-friendly registry can use the Film Locations Registry to submit an application. Please be aware, all productions, regardless of location of filming, must go through the film permitting process. 

Our permitting process will ensure that proper standards are met, the public is notified of any impacts, and that the production company can maintain their schedule. The permit process is managed by the Economic Development Department. For more information, contact Wylly Harrison at 770-986-5010 or

Apply for a Film PermitTo apply for a film permit, click the below image: 

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Approved 2024 Film Permit Fees

Film Production Permit (This is in addition to any fee charged in another department)  Approved 2023
Application Fee (non-refundable) $500.00
Cancellation Fee (cancellation fee for project given approval but cancelled by applicant prior to obtaining permit)  $250.00
Film Permit (per day)  $150.00
Parking (per day and per location: For parking services only for base camp, crew or trucks)  $150.00
Chamblee Police (per officer and per hour)  $100.00
Street Closure (per day)  $500.00
City Park Rental (per day and per location)  $500.00
Fire Marshal Fee (per location and per basecamp)  $100.00
Community Building - Keswick Park (per day)  $500.00
Rush Fee (application submitted in full with less than 5 business days notice)  $300.00
Fee for filming done without a permit 200% of the original permit fee