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Apply for a film permit<h2 class="sectHeading">When to apply</h2><p>​​​​​​You will need a permit if your shoot:</p><ul><li>interrupts traffic on municipal roads or pedestrians on sidewalks;</li><li>requires wires or cables running across or over sidewalks or municipal roads;</li><li>requires the use of generators, tripods or dollies on sidewalks or municipal roads;</li><li>impacts on public use of, or access to, public parking areas, community facilities, beaches, public open spaces, and nature reserves under City management; or</li><li>generates noise and air pollution.</li></ul><p>​​​​There are two processes you will have to undergo in order to be able to apply for a film permit — registering as a production company or commercial photographer, and apply for a permit using the City’s <a href="" target="_blank">online film permit system<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p><h2 class="sectHeading">Register with the Cape Town Film Permits Office (CTFPO)<br></h2> <span> <p> <strong>​​Step 1:</strong> Download the <a href="" target="_blank">Registration and Indemnity Form</a> to register as a production company or commercial photographer with the CTFPO.</p> <p>Complete it to the best of your ability and make sure you have all the additional documents required.</p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​Additional documents you will need:</b></p><ul><li>copy of public liability insurance</li><li>company letterhead</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Once you have completed the form and are sure that all the information is in place, you can submit the application form and additional documentation to the CTFPO via email to <a href=""> <em></em></a>.<br></p> <p>You will be notified once your application has been approved and you will need to renew your registration every year.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">How to apply</h2></span> <p>Applying for a film permit is a crucial step in the filming process. The City’s online application system has streamlined this process, making it easier and more efficient.</p> <p>All applications for a film permit must be submitted on the <a href="" target="_blank">City’s online Film Permit System</a>. Before applying for a film permit, please make sure that you have registered as a user on the online film permit system.</p> <p> <strong>​​Step 1:</strong> Visit the <a href="">online film permit system<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p> <p> <strong>​​Step 2:</strong> Complete each step of the booking process, providing as much information and detail as possible and then submit it.</p> <p> <strong>​​Step 3:</strong> The City will log, confirm and process the booking and engage with you and relevant role-players.</p> <p>​​<strong>Step 4:</strong> Once the booking has been confirmed, the CTFPO will assist with the identification and coordination of all approvals. It will also set the conditions of the permit.</p> <p>​​<strong>Step 5:</strong> The City will issue the permit once it has been approved, and send it to the email address you provided on the online booking system.</p> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2> <h4>​Cape Town Film Permits Office</h4> <p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 417 4023​</a> / <a>021 417 4024</a> / <a>021 417 4026</a> / <a>021 417 4027</a><br></em><br><em>Email: </em> <br> <a href=""> <em></em></a><em>​</em></p></span>GP0|#5ec8db5e-20ae-4b81-8b6d-c40ffa800bec;L0|#05ec8db5e-20ae-4b81-8b6d-c40ffa800bec|Filming and events;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#4fafd405-ee2c-4ec8-87ee-79828064c3d1;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4Apply for a film permit with the City of Cape Town using our easy online film booking system.0



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