We welcome filming in our borough and do all we can to support television and film production.

Fees and charges

The adminstration fee for all filming applications is £150 plus VAT. The adminstration fee is non-refundable. We aim to accommodate all requests, but ask that requests are made with at least four weeks' prior notice where possible.

Where filming takes place on council property or areas managed by Hertsmere Borough Council, the charges are: 

  • Half day (one to six hours) - £750 plus VAT
  • Full day (seven hours or more) - £1500 plus VAT

 For filming for less than one hour, please contact filming@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Set up and strike days will be charged at 50 per cent of the full day rate. 

Exceptions may be made for student production and those from the voluntary, charity and non-profit sectors. For these productions, please contact filming@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

If there is a need to cancel your filming requirements following your applications, please let us know at the earlier opportunity.

Failure to supply sufficient cancellation notice of filming on council-owned and/or managed lands, will result in filming charge being levied. More information about this can be found in the Filming Guidance. 


All filmmakers are required to:

  • Read and agree to our Code of Practice prior to filming and, if filming is on our property, you will need to provide a copy of your public liability insurance, risk assessments and health and safety assessments. Please note: we charge for filming on our property (see Fees and Charges).
  • Notify and/or seek permission from residents and businesses located within the immediate area of intended filming.
  • Notify and/or seek permission from other agencies affected by the filming.
  • Liaise with appropriate facilities management and health and safety staff regarding any filming activity that could have a potential risk to health and safety of third parties (for example, building occupants, visitors, neighbours).


Filming requests are coordinated by the Economic Development team who can be contacted on 020 8207 2277 or by email filming@hertfordshire.gov.uk for initial advice if required.

Other agencies:

  • Hertfordshire Film Office work with Hertfordshire Highway to issue highway permits for filming. To film on the public highway please visit Hertfordshire Film Office on Apply to Film, or contact Hertfordshire Highways on 0300 123 4047.
  • To inform the local police, please contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via their non-emergency number: 101.
  • We are members of Creative England's Film Friendly Partnership network. For enquiries including locations, studios, facilities, and crew, or for general filming enquiries, please visit Creative UK.
  • For any other enquiries, please email filming@hertfordshire.gov.uk.