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||$100 |
|City Facilities||By quote|
|Prep Wrap and Hold Days||50% 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.
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.