Film Permit Application
Visit Galveston (formerly the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau) is happy to assist you with filming on Galveston Island! To obtain a filming permit, please complete the application below, and a Film Liason will review and issue a permit, or contact you for further information.
For any questions or assistance with this application, please contact us at (409) 797-5157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please list the following (when applicable):
A certificate of liability insurance is required prior to filming. Minimum limits: $2M General Aggregate/ $1M Each Occurrence. The following entities must be named as additional insured:
Galveston Park BoardAttn: Bryan Kunz601 TremontGalveston, TX 77550
City of GalvestonAttn: City Manager's Office823 RosenbergGalveston, TX 77550
If you have already completed this step, please upload a copy of the declaration page showing these two entities listed. (PDF only)
Fire Permit: For use of squibs and pyrotechnics, a fire permit must be filed with the Fire Marshall's office. Additional special effects and chemical use may also require this.
CVB Tracking Information: (info will be used by CVB only):
Other City Requirements:
- License to Use Permit: If your shoot requires traffic control or pedestrian control on a public right-of-way, you will need to file a License to Use Temporary Permit with the City of Galveston's Planning Department. It may require you to hire police officers on site during the duration of the shoot.
- Loudspeaker Permit: You must file a Loudspeaker Permit with the City of Galveston City Manager's Office for any amplified sound or excessive noise involved in your production.
- A signed and approved copy of the permits must be submitted prior to filming.
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