Film Fees

Schedule of Fees for Filming

Fees and Charges Bylaw #6383. Schedule C

Mandatory Fees
Film Permit Fee $230
Each additional location $230
Youth in Film (one time annual fee) $250
Damage Deposit $5,000 (minimum)
Commercial Media: i.e. still photography, reality TV, corporate video $225
Student Film Permit
*Please refer to the webpages dedicated to student film projects
Free *

Electrical Permit (GST Exempt)
Single Location permit $102
Annual Permit $750

On Street Parking & Tow Shots
Street Filming Signage & Labour $330
Street Parking $55 per 30m per day
Tow shots $150
Street Filmimg User Fee (per block) $160 per block
Meter Charges $10 per meter per day
Parking Lots/Gravel Fields
$500 per day

RCMP (Minimum 4 Hour Callout And 4 Hour Cancellation Notice)
RCMP Officer $117/hour
RCMP Sergeant $143/hour
Clerical Staff Time $73/hour (no 4 hour minimum)

Fire Department (Minimum 4 Hour Callout And 4 Hour Cancellation Notice)
Firefighter (in turn out gear) $125/hour per Firefighter
Fire Officer (in turn out gear) $150/hour per Officer
Clerical Staff Time $50
Aerial Ladder $350/hour
Pumper Truck $200/hour
Rescue Vehicle $150/hour
Comm. Officer or Service Vehicle $100/hour

Special Effects Application (Pyrotechnics)
Special Effects Permit On-Site Inspection Requirement $175

City Buildings And Structures: Daily Rate
City Hall, Fire Hall, Operations Yard, and 14th Street Plaza & other similar sites $600/day
Shipbuilders' Square (and adjacent roadway) $800/day
City Library $1,000/day
Parks $600/day
Lunch Tents in Parks $250/day
Prep and Wrap Days - 50% daily amount

City Piers: Daily Rate
St. Roch and Goldsworthy Dock $800/day
Burrard Dry Dock $2,000/day
Prep and Wrap Days - 50% daily amount

Cemetery: Daily Rate
Cemetery (Heritage Section) $3,000/day
Prep and Wrap Days - 50% daily amount
Cemetery Caretaker $80-$100/hour
Grave Digging (incl. digger, truck & two staff. Charge is per four hour block) $1,250

Miscellaneous Fees
Site Meeting / site liaison fee, as required for City of North Vancouver staff, i.e. Environment, Transportation, Operations, Parks, etc. $35-$210/hour
Film Liaison on site

GST applies to the fees listed above, expect for Electrical Permits. Please note that items in this Schedule of Fees are subject to change without notice.


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.

Got a query? Please don't hesitate to contact the Film Liaison ( for more information.

Contact Info

Clare Husk
Film & Shipyards Liaison
Tel: 604-982-3910
Cell: 604-679-2525

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