Film Fees

Schedule of Fees for Filming

Fees and Charges Bylaw #6383. Schedule C

Film Permit Fee $230
    Material changes to Issued Permit $75
      Cancellation of Issued Permit Permit fee plus all non-recoverable costs to the City
Each Additional Location $230
Commercial Media (i.e. still photography, reality TV, corporate video) $225
Damage Deposit $5,000 (dependent on location/project)
Youth in Film (one time annual fee, non mandatory) GST EXEMPT $250

Electrical permit (GST Exempt)
Single Location permit (1 inspection/location) $124
Annual Permit $750

Parking , Street Use & Tow Shots
Street Encroachment Fee $350 per day per 100m block face
Missing No Parking Sign, replacement cost $15/sign
Signage Amendment $6/sign
Tow shots $150
Street Filming User Fee (per block) $175
Street Meter/Surface Lot Stalls $15 each/day
Parkade Stall Charges $15 per stall/day + Translink tax
Parking Lots/Gravel Fields
Parking Infraction to $150/day per occurrence

RCMP (Minimum 4 Hour Callout and 48 Hour Cancellation Notice)
RCMP Officer (Cst/Cpl) $155/hour
RCMP Sergeant $185/hour
Clerical Staff Time (overtime) $80/hour (no 4 hour minimum)

Fire Department (Minimum 4 Hour Callout and 48 Hour Cancellation Notice)
Firefighters & Vehicles Charged as per Fire Bylaw 8852

Special Effects Application (Pyrotechnics)
Special Effects Permit (SPFX) $150 (minimum)
Special Effects On-Site Inspection by Fire Officer) $100/hour

City Buildings and Plazas: Daily Rate
Fire Hall, Operations Yard, 14th Street Plaza & other similar sites $600/day
City Hall (per named component) $600/day
City Library $1,000/day
Parks $600/day
Lunch Tents in Parks $250/day
Prep and Wrap Days - 50% daily amount
 Parks Restoration Fee (not mandatory) - GST EXEMPT  

City Shipyards Public Realm: Daily Rate
Each named component (e.g. Spirit Trail, Wallace Mews, Shipbuilder Square, etc.) $1,000/day
Burrard Dry Dock
The Shipyards Commons $4,500/day
The Commons Ice Rink (in addition to the Commons fee) $1,500/day
Prep and Wrap Days  50% daily amount (min)
Electrical Connection $150 per day per connection
Parking at Wallace Mews $350 per half block face per day

Cemetery: Daily Rate
Cemetery (Heritage Section) $3,000/day
Prep and Wrap Days - 50% daily amount
Cemetery Caretaker (out of hours only) $80/hour
Grave Digging (includes digger, truck & two staff) $1,600
Parks Restoration Fee (not mandatory) GST EXEMPT  

Miscellaneous Fees
Site Meeting / site liaison fee, for City of North Vancouver staff at cost
Film Liaison on site

GST applies to the fees listed above, except for Electrical Permits, Parks Restoration Fee, and Youth in Film.
Please note that items in this Schedule of Fees are subject to change without notice.

Fee Reduction

The City’s Film Office staff have the authority to consider a request for a one-time 50% fee reduction of the City’s location fees, subject to the following criteria:

  1. Productions should be either non-theatrical (such as shorts, student foundation films, documentaries), or
  2. Theatrical productions that are under $500,000 total gross budget (staff will request they provide their budget top sheet to verify), 
  3. Filming will not take place over more than two days in the City location.
  4. The reduction does not apply to The Shipyards public realm.

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact our Film Liaison ( for more information.

Contact Info

Clare Husk
Film & Community Events Coordinator
Tel: 604-982-3910
Cell: 604-679-2525

Share |