Bath & North East Somerset operates a film permitting system for street filming and major photography. You can make an enquiry or an application to film via Film app. We ask that applications for simple documentary filming be submitted at least 48 hours before filming, dramas need to give at least 2 weeks’ notice. Applications with shorter notice will be considered, but there is no guarantee we will be able to process a permit in time.
Our Code of Film Practice sets out best practice guidelines for filming in Bath & North East Somerset.
Before filming in Bath, it's worth checking out what other forthcoming events are happening which could conflict with your filming plans.
You may also find our parking information advice very helpful. If your parking requirements are complex, here's a copy of our parking dispensation form to download. Information on our procedure for road closures can be found in our Code of Film Practice for Major Productions.
Lastly, please look in our Travel and Local Info section for useful Travel advice and maps (including a map of our regional boundaries), a list of your most useful internal Council Department contacts, local Residents' Associations, Councillors and Community groups, as well as Hotels and Accommodation.
Your spend figures are important in supporting the service we offer to film-makers in our area. Your time in filling out our simple Location Expenditure Report form is most appreciated.