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
Additional Film Permit$100 (Multiple Locations)
Business Licence (GST included)$181 per year from the date of purchase (Film Office oversees processing)
Damage Deposit (City Properties)$2,000 - $10,000 (pending scope of filming)
Neighbourhood Park
$600 per day
Municipal Park
$800 per day
City FacilitiesBy quote
Prep Wrap and Hold Days50% of location fee per day
Daily Inspection$100 per day 
Municipal Service Staff
$100 per hour 
Road Closures$1,500 per application (main arterial routes only)
City Block Parking$150 per block per day
City Parking Lot$800 per day
Road Use Permit$150 per application
Gravel Road Maintenance$800 (City gravel road and maintenance)
Water Fill Station UseWater Fill Station Location Map (PDF)
Curfew Extension$78 per day – if received more than 5 business days
$157 per day – if received within 5 business days
Special FX Permit$200 per application (includes inspection - 48 hour notification is required)
Fire Truck including staff$800 per hour (min 3 hours)
RCMP equipment, staff & vehicles$190 per hour (min of 3 hours, min 4 hours cancellation) + 10% administration fee up to $100
Student Permits (Administrative Costs) Free (Contact Film Office for more information)

Administration Fee 15% on all charges (Except RCMP and Fire) GST 119 321 339

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.