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Film Permits

The San Antonio Film Commission coordinates all filming on city owned property, which encompasses more than 250+ parks and facilities including libraries, Hemisfair, Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, River Walk, La Villita, and Market Square. The Film Commission also helps with identifying parking for production vehicles and connecting filmmakers to film-savvy police officers and park police when needed.

In keeping with the spirit of a film-friendly city, the San Antonio Film Commission and City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department waive filming permit fees for productions of all sizes, to ensure filmmakers can work in an efficient and affordable way.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you provide the Film Commission at least two weeks notice in order to guarantee a permit, if approved.

Large commercials, TV shows, features and any production involving cables, lighting, drones, etc. are required to submit a certificate of insurance to FilmSA@FilmSanAntonio.com, with The City of San Antonio named as additional insured.

Non-City Location Permits

The San Antonio Film Commission is also a liaison for locations outside of city owned property, including the San Antonio historic missions, Tower of the Americas, Pearl Brewery, Steves Homestead in the King William District, and more. Filmmakers can contact the Film Commission with any questions about locations, contacts and permits at 210.207.6777 and browse the Film Commission’s Locations Database.


Note: A separate form submission is required for each park for which a film permit is required.

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Electrical tie-ins MAY be available but must be coordinated with the Parks Department at least 10 days in advance of required shoot date. FEES apply.

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