Permits & Procedures
Lead time for permits varies from cities within the Greater Birmingham Region. Some areas require only 72-hour notice whereas others may require up to a 30-day notice. A complete list of guidelines and special permits can be obtained through Film Birmingham or directly through local municipal agencies. Special Effects and fire permits must be obtained through the specific city/county fire department.
Requests which involve the alteration or removal of public property, leasing of buildings or parks, stunts, special effects, or moving vehicles on public property require a location agreement. Location agreements must be signed by both a representative of the production company and the respective city/county. These agreements assure the city/county that the production will accept liability for any damages or injuries resulting from the production company’s actions.
There are 32 municipalities in Jefferson County, and we want to help you navigate filming in them. If you are unsure of the municipality in which your production is filming, contact Film Birmingham.
- Jefferson County
- Mountain Brook
There are 26 cities in Jefferson County, and we want to help you navigate filming in them. If you are unsure of the municipality in which your production is filming, contact Film Birmingham.