LOCAL PERMITS AND GUIDELINES
Permits for filming throughout the region are coordinated through the Buffalo Niagara Film Office.
Our office will ensure that all municipalities and agencies are notified and that the required logistical information is processed.
All paperwork MUST be approved before filming can begin.
Permit application can be found on this website and should be submitted even if all information is not available. Please make sure that we have cell phone and e-mail data so that we can contact you quickly.
All productions should submit certificates of public liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1 million prior to shooting in the region.
Please contact us so that we can identify the entities that need to be named as additionally insured.
Copies of your insurance certificate must be filed with the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission.
Permission for any special effects should be coordinated through the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission. These include scenes involving simulated gunfire, open flame, smoke, explosives, pyrotechnic and any other extraordinary effects.
Notification of Impacted Residents & Businesses
The Production Company is responsible for notifying all businesses and residents affected by the filming activity. We will be happy to assist in coordinating neighborhood notifications.
All on-street parking of production vehicles MUST be approved prior to the shoot. We need as much lead time as possible to allow us to coordinate specific requests. Count on us to assist you in posting streets and helping to organize your parking needs.
Street Closures and Intermittent Traffic Control
All road closures, detours and traffic requests must be coordinated through the Film Office. We will then coordinate with local agencies to insure a safe and effective experience for you and your crew while causing the least disruption for commuters and pedestrians.
To submit application: Please fill out online film permit information sheet and hit send but on the PDF or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This form can also be submitted by fax to 716-675-3307.