Film Permit Application

District of Columbia Film Permit Application

Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME)

Please complete the application below if you would like to be issued a permit to film or park production vehicles in support of a media production project on locations under the jurisdiction of the District of Columba government.

Permit Application Processing Time
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) requires at least 3 business days to process an application depending on the complexity of the permit request. Please keep this processing time in mind when you submit your application. The permit application system will not allow you to request a filming date any sooner than 3 business days from the date you submit this application.

Special Requests - Extended Application Processing Time
Additional processing time will be required if you make a request for production/crew parking, traffic control, street closures, or the use of specialized or oversized production equipment. After a review of your application a permit specialist will contact you to discuss the processing time required to fulfill the request.

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