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Film Permit Application

A collaborative approach

Thank-you for your interest in filming in Brantford.  Our goal is to work collaboratively to make your project successful and easy while balancing safety and convenience for our residents and businesses.  Together we will find creative solutions to support your production.

General process

This step in the filming process follows the initial Consultation(s) with City staff and the issuance of the Consultation Report. If you haven't completed a Consultation with the City, please contact us.

Once you have the Consultation Report, please complete this form to apply for a Film Permit in Brantford.  The Film Liaison needs this full Application including all supporting documentation to begin reviewing and processing the Film Permit.  This Application coupled with the Filming Checklist and Consultation Report will define the parameters for the Production’s filming activities in Brantford.

General timelines

Brantford strives to be flexible with the tight timelines associated with film and tries to work with Productions on required deadlines.  Generally, however, the City requests that the initial Consultation be completed no less than 15 business days prior to Coning.  The Consultation Report will be provided to the potential Applicant within 3 business days after the full Consultation.  An Application for a Filming Permit is requested no less than 10 days prior to coning.  The period for the reviewing of the Film Permit is generally 1 business day from receipt of the Application, but may require up to 3 business days.  Please note that approval for a Film Permit is not guaranteed with the submission of the Application.

Additional information

If you have any questions, please contact us for more information and to obtain further assistance.  Be sure to reference the City's Film Policy for more information on filming parameters in Brantford.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Project Details


Production Company










Special Requirements


Economic Impact


Economic data collected by the City is used to promote film locally and among all government levels. Budget details of individual productions remains confidential and are rolled up to present a larger picture of the positive impact of film in Brantford. Please include post-production costs when reporting budgets for Brantford.

Supporting Application Documents


The Film Liaison needs this full Application and all supporting documentation to begin reviewing and processing the Film Permit.

Required supporting application documents

  • Filming checklist and permit worksheet (from consulation report)
  • Valid certificate of insurance

Other doucments that may be required

  • Site and security plan
  • Notification letter (customized to project parameters)
  • Intermittent traffic stoppage proof of approval
  • Road closure and occupancy proof of approval
  • Paid duty officer proof of booking
  • Other supporting documentation (e.g. neighbourhood signatures, City parking contracts, City parks /land / facility rental agreements and permits, special effects / weapons approval proof or permits, etc.)


Consent and Authorization



Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 10(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended and will be used to contact you concerning your service request/inquiry to the City of Brantford. Questions about this collection should be directed to:

City of Brantford - Film Liaison
399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford, ON N3R 8B4
Telephone: 519-751-9900