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Film Permit Application


Please read the City of Port Colborne’s Filming Policy ahead of filling out this application. If you have any questions, concerns or technical issues, please contact the Film Liaison at or 905-228-8064. The fee for a film permit is determined by Rates and Fees By-law 69654/45/45.


Key Personnel - Contact Information 

Filming Location(s) 

Main Filming Location
Additional Filming Locations
Locations include municipal property or private property

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Scene(s) includes construction (e.g, film set) and/or the use of building structures
Scene(s) involves changes to the existing structure and/or appearance of (municipal or private) property and/or building


Overnight Parking

Special Requests 

Temporary Road Closure
Intermittent Traffic Control
Traffic Signs, Streetlights & Public Infrastructure
SPFX and/or Dangerous Filming

City Services 

Cleanup & Garbage Collection
Staff Monitoring & Supervision (billed accordingly at the applicable hourly rate)
Additional Requests

Intermittent Traffic Control

(If applicable)

Travelling Shot with Normal Traffic Flow
Camera In Car
Process Trailer

Traffic Signs, Streetlights & Public Infrastructure

(If applicable)


I agree to submit the following documentation not less than three (3) business days before production begins. 

Certificate of Insurance
Filming Agreement
I agree to submit a residential or business area notification letter not less than four (4) business days before production begins.

Economic Impact 

I agree to make every effort to patronize Port Colborne businesses and use local services.
I agree to keep a detailed record of the funds spent in Port Colborne and report this amount to the City.

The following provides a list of the most referenced by-laws with respect to filming projects. This list is not intended to be a complete listing of all by-laws that may apply to a filming project. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of and comply with all relevant by-laws, as amended, and all applicable provincial and/or federal legislation. 

AMPS Parking & Non-Parking By-laws Discharge of Firearms By-law
Encroachment By-law Fireworks By-law
Keeping of Animals By-law Noise By-law
Open Air Burning and Recreational Fires By-law Parks By-law
Parking and Traffic By-law Parking Permit By-laws
Public Nuisance By-law Sign By-law
Site Alteration By-law Tree By-law
Water By-law Zoning By-law


MFIPPA statement: All information collected on this form is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used by the City of Port Colborne in determining suitability for a film permit. Questions about this collection should be directed to the City Clerk, 66 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne, Ontario, L3K 3C8, Tel: 905-228-8031.