The City does not require a universal film permit to film in Austin; however, specific permits may be required if a production occurs in the right-of-way, in a City park, at the airport, or under other circumstances.

Determine if a permit is required for your production by contacting the City’s creative industries ombudsman Kim McCarson at 512-974-7963.

For general information on filming in Austin, visit the Austin Film Commission.

Streets and Sidewalks

  • The City requires a permit for the temporary use of a street or sidewalk for filming in Austin if you are performing student or commercial filming activities in the right of way, including b-roll footage, still photography, and blocking, directing, impeding, or rerouting of any/all traffic modes. Read "Film Considerations" for a list of specific types of work. To learn more and to apply for a permit, visit Right of Way Permits: Film.

City Parks

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

  • Filming at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is temporarily on hold due to facility and staffing constraints. For questions, contact

Austin Public Library

  • For fees, booking dates, information about facility use, and any other questions about working with the Library Department for filming, visit Commercial Filming and Professional Photography. For questions, please contact the Event Services Office at 512-974-7585.

Austin Center for Events (ACE)

  • For larger productions in public spaces requiring such components as pyrotechnics and/or public gathering, refer to the ACE Event Planning Guide for detailed information.

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