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Film permit fees as of February 2024. All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Fees relating to streets, sidewalks and parking

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Service Fees
Use of street or sidewalk $28.50 per day

Parking rates vary based on production requirements

If a street is temporarily closed and parking is restricted

Fees start at $27.00 per day

If production vehicles need to park or if production is taking place on-street, in parkades or at surface lots

Parking rates vary based on area. Please contact the Film Friendly Team for costs.

Traffic control planning and coordination

$143.35 and up

Productions may choose to rent and manage their own ‘no parking at any time’ (NPAT) signage. You may also ask us to produce and provide NPAT signage for the production at a cost of $345.00 and up.

Large detours $585.00 and up

Police (for traffic control)

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) 

  • A minimum three-hour charge per officer/vehicle applies.  
  • A three-hour charge per officer will apply if less than 24 hours’ cancellation notice is given.
  • Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks for review and processing.
  • The City will determine which Police personnel are required to be involved in filming based on production needs. Fees vary as follows:
Position Fee
Constable $151.58 per hour
Sergeant $177.29 per hour
Staff Sergeant $192.67 per hour
Marked vehicle

$30.00 per hour

Maximum $360.00 per vehicle per day

  • A minimum three-hour charge per officer/vehicle applies  
  • A three-hour charge per officer will apply if less than 24 hours’ cancellation notice is given.

Fees relating to noise exemptions

There are no additional fees related to noise exemptions.

Fees relating to parks

All fees are subject to change
 
  • Each application will incur a non-refundable $26.25 administrative fee due upon processing the application and a $4.75 risk management fee.
  • Most park fees vary based on their amenities, the day of the week and time of year. Our Film Friendly team will help you identify suitable locations and provide quotes.  
  • Some Parks properties have set rates, as follows:
Type Fee

Green spaces

(manicured areas that are maintained but not designated parks)

$56.62 and up per day

Pathways

(paved pathways that are part of our city-wide network and secondary pathways located in communities)

$56.62 and up per day

Community playfields – natural surfaces

(grass fields and ball diamonds, minimal maintenance and no staff on site)

$4.94 and up per hour

Athletic park sport fields – natural surfaces

(grass fields and ball diamonds, staff on site)

$59.20 to $119.20 per hour

Athletic park sport fields – artificial surfaces

(indoor and outdoor spaces, staff on site)

$155.17 to $682.50 per hour

Athletic Park Specialty Spaces

(Velodrome/Track and Field, staff on site)

$26.78 to $109.70 per hour

Fees relating to City owned and managed facilities

All fees are subject to change

Facility rental rates vary based on the impact of the booking on other complex amenities and the length of booking. Approximate daily rates are listed below. Please contact the Film Friendly Team for facility specific costs. 

Each Recreation facility application will incur a non-refundable $26.25 administrative fee due upon processing the application and a $4.75 risk management fee. 

Recreation facility type Approximate base fee

Arena – Single surface

(ice or dry pad)

$4,500.00 per day

Arena – twin surface

(ice or dry pad)

$7,800.00 per day

Aquatics – Flatwater

(lane pool)

$1,400.00 per day

Aquatics – Leisure centre

(wave pool)

$3,500.00 per day

  • For most other facilities, fees and security deposits will be negotiated with the location manager and the Film Friendly and Facilities teams' representatives.
  • If access to buildings or grounds is granted, all associated costs including service staff and City security will be charged to the production company.
  • We’d like to note that fees associated with facility rentals are for cost recovery only and are not a way to generate revenue for The City.

Fees relating to transit

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) 

Type Fee
1 C-Train / LRT Car

$451.00 per hour

Three hour minimum

1 transit bus

$175.00 per hour

Two hour minimum

Transit staff

(electrician, safety, signals, security)

$155.00 per hour

Three hour minimum

Transit Police Officers

$142.00 per hour

Three hour minimum

Fees relating to drones

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) 
 
  • Fees vary based on the weight of the drone along with launch and landing locations. Our Film Friendly team will assist you with quotes.

Fees specifically related to Fire services

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) 

A one-hour minimum charge may apply.

Service Fee
Open flame $159.00 per location
Pyrotechnics $381.00 per location
Fireworks $381.00 per location
Safety codes officer standby

$120.00 per hour

$231.00 per hour on nights and weekends with a two hour minimum  

Fees specifically related to Police

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Position Fee
Constable $151.58 per hour
Sergeant $177.29 per hour
Staff Sergeant $192.67 per hour
Marked vehicle

$30.00 per hour

Maximum $360.00 per vehicle per day

  • A minimum of three weeks' notice is needed for Calgary Police services. 
  • A minimum three-hour charge per officer/vehicle applies.  
  • A three-hour charge per officer will apply if less than 24 hours’ cancellation notice is given.  
  • The City will determine which Police personnel are required to be involved in filming based on production needs.

More information on hiring Police personnel for filming activities or special events is available here. Please note that pay duty requests for filming activities should be made to our Film Friendly team rather than directly to the Calgary Police Service. 

Fees for helicopter landing

All fees are subject to change and 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) 

Service Fee
Landing Fee $55.55
Parking Fee (Short term) $72.85 per four hour block

Parking Fee overnight

(1900-0700 hrs)

$113.30