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City of Raleigh

Form Section 1

Office of Emergency Management and Special Events

Filming Application

Please note that you cannot save your progress once you begin. The contact information provided may be posted online so that citizens are able to contact the production organizer with questions or concerns associated with this production.

NOTE: We strongly recommend that you contact the Special Events Office at 919-996-2200 prior to submitting an application or application fee to determine whether your production as requested would be feasible. Application fees are non-refundable.

Type of Production:
Contact Person:
Mailing Address:
Production On-Site Contact:

  Event Details  

Will this production obstruct the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on any City streets, sidewalks, or greenways?

Will your filming require road closures?
Please upload a clear and detailed map depicting the area of your requested closure. Include information for staging, equipment, special effects, parking, etc. Upload:

  Additional Considerations 

Have you filmed in Raleigh before?

Special Venues

Please select any City of Raleigh facilities you request to use: (Select all that apply)

Other City of Raleigh Park(s)? - If selected, please enter the name of park(s):
Yes No

Amplified Sound

If any part of your production will involve amplified or loud noise on City Property, please specify the following:

Fire Department Permits

Per North Carolina Fire Code, certain event components may require additional permits from the City of Raleigh Fire Department.

Select any of the following that may apply to your event:

Trash Removal Plan

You are responsible for removing all trash from your production site, including emptying all trash receptacles, and may be subject to fines if you do not comply. 

Notification Requirements

At least 72 hours prior to production, you must notify every resident and establishment located in direct proximity to the production. You may communicate with flyers, postcards, in-person communication, e-mails, or phone calls and must include at least the following details:

  • Date, timeframe, and description of production
  • Locations and times for road or sidewalk obstructions, special effects, noise, and/or lighting
  • Production organizer’s name, email, and phone number

How do you plan to provide restroom facilities for your cast and crew? Please note that if you plan to use the private restroom facilities of a nearby establishment, you will need a letter granting you permission to do so.

If using private facilities, please upload a letter of permission from the business or property manager.


Do you intend to hire off-duty police officers to assist during this production?

Application Fee

At the completion of this event application please pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee. Download the Application Fee Payment Form to learn how to make your payment either over the phone, in person, or via mail.

The Special Events Office will not begin the permitting process prior to the receipt of this application fee payment.

NOTE: If paying in person, applicants must present the completed Application Fee Payment Form at the time of payment.

  Application Conditions  

  • I have read and understand the Insurance Requirements and agree to the following Indemnification Clause: To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Event Organizer(s) shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City and each of the City's officers, officials, employees, agents and independent contractors (excluding the Event Organizer) from and against any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees), obligations, duties, fines, penalties, royalties, interest charges and other liabilities (including settlement amounts) paid or incurred by any of them as a result of any claims, demands, lawsuits, actions, or proceedings: (i) arising from the Event Organizer’s failure to perform its obligations under this Contract; (ii) arising from any act of negligence or willful misconduct by the Event Organizer(s) or any of its agents, employees or subcontractors relating to this Contract, including but not limited to any liability caused by an accident or other occurrence resulting in bodily injury, death, sickness or disease to any person(s) or damage or destruction to any property, real or personal, tangible or intangible; (iii) arising from the Event Organizer(s) violation of any law (including, without limitation, immigration laws); (iv) seeking payment for labor or materials purchased or supplied by the Contractor or its subcontractors in connection with this Contract; (v) any claim that the Event Organizer(s) or an employee or subcontractor of the Event Organizer(s) is an employee of the City, including but not limited to claims relating to worker's compensation, failure to withhold taxes and the like; or (vi) alleging violation, misappropriation or infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights with respect to the Work or any products or deliverables provided to the City pursuant to this Contract ("Infringement Claims").
  • I understand that I am required to pay the corresponding non-refundable application fee for this event before the submission deadline, and that my application will not be reviewed until this payment has been received. I understand that additional fees, rental expenses, permits, and requirements will apply depending on event location and needs.
  • I agree to conform to all city, state, and federal laws and regulations. I accept responsibility for the general cleaning and removal of trash, recycling, etc. from the premises. In the event that the site area is not cleaned after use, the cleanup fee may be taken out of the deposit or the applicant will be billed for additional clean-up by the City of Raleigh. I agree to be accountable for any damage to the event site. I understand that all necessary fees, insurance, outside permits, etc. must be submitted before the issuance of the event permit.
Submittal ID #
You will be provided with a Submittal ID # upon submission.