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Film Permit Application Form

Are you a filmmaker focusing on St. Catharines for your next shoot? The City of St. Catharines is here to help you from preparing for production to calling 'Action!' on the set. We are familiar with the film industry and what St. Catharines, and Niagara, can offer and will help you with your filming needs.

Film Permit Fee: $50

Filming in St. Catharines must meet the requirements of the City's Film Policy, which outlines guidelines and permits for filming in St. Catharines. This policy streamlines the application process and also ensures safety and reduces potential disruptions for production, residents and businesses.

Additional permits, agreements and/or fees may be required. Submit your Film Permit Application at least 10 business days before you plan to start of filming in St. Catharines. Processing times may vary and we may require more time to process applications for productions that involve road closures, special effects or other special requirements.

Questions? Contact Citizens First at 905.688.5600 or by email at 

Tell us about yourself, your company and your production