Filming Fees

The following fees are required for filming in Coquitlam, including Metro Vancouver, provincial and private properties. 

Filming Fee Schedule

Film Permit Application$225 per application
$100 per additional consecutive location
Business Licence (GST included)$173 per year from the date of purchase – the Film Office oversees this process
Damage Deposit (City Properties)$2,000 - $10,000 pending scope of filming
Neighbourhood Park
$600 per day
Municipal Park
$800 per day
Multiple Location Fee
City FacilitiesBy quote
Prep Wrap and Hold Days50% of location fee per day
Daily Inspection Fee$100 per day 
Municipal Staff
$100 per hour 
Road Closures$1,000 per application (main arterial routes only)
Street Parking$150 per block, per day
City Parking Lot$700 per day
Road Use Permit$75 per application – minimum of 5 business days required
$100 if received within 5 business days 
Gravel Road Maintenance$750 – City gravel roads & maintenance
Hydrant Use Permit$225 + $25 additional day
Noise Exemption Permit$75 per day – if received more than 5 business days before filming
$150 per day – if received within 5 business days before filming
Pyrotechnics Permit (Special FX)$111 per application (includes inspection) 
48 hour notification is required
Fire Truck including staff$743 per hour (min of 3 hours)
RCMP equipment, staff & vehicles$173.08 per hour (overtime rate, min of 3 hours, min 4 hours cancellation) + 10% administration fee up to $100

An administration fee of 15% will be added to the final invoice (GST 119 321 339). RCMP Exempt.

Requirements and Payments 

Your application may require the following: 

  • Minimum $5,000 deposit
  • Proof of Liability Insurance (minimum $5 million, naming the City of Coquitlam as the additional insured)
  • Business Licence ($173 including GST – the Film Office oversees this process)

How to Make a Payment

All fees are non-refundable. When filming on City of Coquitlam property, a refundable security deposit is required. The deposit guarantees clean-up of the site and compliance with the terms agreed to by production companies.

Please make all payments in person to the Financial & Revenue Services/cashiers, located on the main floor of City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Student Filming

Note there are no fees involved for student filming. For further information, read the Student Filming Guidelines (PDF) and complete the Student Application to Film.  During peak times, the Film Office works hard to process permits as quickly as possible. However, please note that for-profit productions will take priority.