Film and Media Division

The Film and Media Coordinator is Matt Krueger  For information about filming in Savannah, please contact Matt via email or (912) 351-3837.

Description of Services

Filming in SavannahOur goal is to have safe, successful, permitted filming in the City of Savannah. Our office does this in several ways:

  • Ensure that all filming has as minimal impact as possible on the residents and businesses;
  • Fulfill requested City of Savannah needs for productions;
  • Enforce all ordinances and permit requirements for filming on public property, including parking, safety, hours of operation, noise, animal regulations;
  • Represent the City of Savannah in Recorder’s Court for film-related ordinance violations.
  • Issue Film & Media Permits for productions in the City of Savannah;
  • Work with Location Managers to troubleshoot location issues;
  • Work with SCAD and student filmmakers to ensure safe and non-invasive filming on public property;
  • Design and facilitate training for location managers, producers and other film industry professionals on City of Savannah guidelines and expectations;
  • Respond to and resolve citizen complaints about film and media projects; and
  • Work closely with the Savannah Regional Film Commission to promote safe and successful filming.

Applications for film permits can be found at www.fillmsavannah.org.

City of Savannah Permit Fees:

NOTE: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE EXCEPT IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

Permit TypeFee
Student Permit - Applicant must be associated with a current class for a grade$25.00/location


Professional Permit$250/ location


Blanket Permit - Crew of ten(10) or less$100.00


Drone Permit$125.00


Expedited permit - In addition to the fees listed above
- Within 72 hours of production$75.00/location
- Within 48 hours of production
$100.00.location
- Within 24 hours of production
$300.00/location


Cemetery Filming Permit - Must be paid directly to Cemeteries Department


Fee TypeFee
Application Fee - Professional applications, per individual application$25.00


Amendment Fees - Charged per occurrence/location
- Low Impact - Minor Change such as parking$25.00
- Medium Impact - Moderate changes such as equipment or roads$50.00
- High Impact - Major changes such as film dates or traffic control$100.00


On-Site Services Fee - Charged for filming at a City of Savannah owned property when a City member is required to be on site during production
- Per location each day$100.00
- Daily maximum fee regardless of number of locations$300.00