Licence to Film

Four Steps to Get Started

Our Film Office provides a convenient one-stop service to work with your production throughout the approval process.  

Follow these easy steps to get started.

  1. Contact the Film Office by phone 604-927-3548 or email the Film Office.
  2. Select your location.
  3. Complete an Application to Film and Certificate of Insurance – and submit to the Film Office. 
  4. A business licence is required; the Film Office will oversee this step for you

Additional Service Applications

The following applications may also be required. We can walk you through the motions.

Student Filming

Are you a student interested in filming in Coquitlam? We’re proud to support student filming and  encourage the growth of B.C.’s film industry. As such, there are no fees for student filming. For further information, read the Student Filming Guidelines (PDF) and complete the Student Application to Film (PDF). 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.

Filming – On Your Property?

How would you like to have Hollywood knocking on your door? Whether you own a mansion or cozy cottage, scouts are on the lookout for properties that may be suitable for filming. You can register your home or business for free with Creative BC as a potential film location.