Film office charges

Below are our charges for the 2016/17 financial year, effective 1 April 2016.

Standard fees

The fees below are charged for processing of all standard street filming, location filming and parking requests. For more complex shoots, alternative fees may apply.

Admin fee

£85 (+VAT) - this includes 1 hour of officer time to process an application, parking suspensions, clear simple permissions and notify relevant departments and authorities.

Student and charity admin fee

£65 (+VAT).

Late notice fee

£130 (+VAT) - this will be charged in place of the standard admin fee if less than 48 hours notice is provided.

Film officer time

£65 (+VAT) - if you require a recce you will be charged by the hour eg 1 x film officer x 2hr recce = £130 (+VAT).

Productions will be charged at the same rate for an emergency call out before 10pm and £130 (+VAT) per hour from 10pm - 8am in accordance with anti-social hours.

UAS administration fee

£150 (+VAT) - this admin fee will be charged for the processing of all UAS applications (drones). However, further officer time fees may be added for complex applications.

Location fees

A location fee will be charged for filming and photography on council land and property. Applicable for all parks, markets, estates and squares. Separate fees are charged for Hackney venues, cemeteries and leisure facilities. All fees exclude VAT.

Please note: For more complex shoots, alternative fees may apply.

Crew size


Small 1-15

£100 per hour

Medium 16-25

£125 per hour

Large 25+

£150 per hour

Equipment / services on public highways

Equipment type




Standard equipment on public highway (dolly and track, jib, lights on stands, EZ up)


£200 half day per street

£400 full day per street

Hoarding licence

Licence required

Crane licence


Short holds agreement (stop and go)


£200 half day per plan

£400 full day per plan

Road/pavement closure (temporary traffic notice)

£307.50 per street

Parking services

Equipment type


Parking vouchers

£31 per voucher

Parking suspensions

£25 per bay + £75 signage fee per street

Unit base fees

Unit base



Hackney Marshes Centre



Medium / large





£800 per day


£1,000 per day

Page updated: 27/04/2016 09:42:06