Film office charges

Below are our charges for the 2020/21 financial year, effective 6 April 2020.

Standard fees

The fees below are charged for processing standard street filming and location filming. Admin fees change depending on the size and complexity of your shoot. This is usually based on total cast and crew size on site.

However, if your shoot require extra attention, you will be charged film officer time on top of the admin fee.

Admin fee

£85 (+VAT) – this includes 1 hour of officer time to process an application, parking suspensions, 10 or more film vouchers, clear simple permissions and notify relevant departments and authorities.

Cast and crew size Admin fee
Small (1-10) £85 (+VAT)
Medium (11-25) £125 (+VAT)
Large (26-50) £175 (+VAT)
Very large (51+) £250 (+VAT)
Student / charity £25 (+VAT)

Parking only admin fee

£85 (+VAT) – charged for processing suspension applications and film voucher applications of 10 or more vouchers.

This is charged when parking is to facilitate a private location, with no filming to take place in Hackney Council property or highways.

UAS (drone) fee

£150 (+VAT) – charged for processing drone filming permissions.

Late notice fee

£50 (+VAT) – this will be charged in addition to the standard admin fee if less than 48 hours notice is provided.

Film officer time

£65 (+VAT) – charged per additional hour of film officer time spent: processing applications, attending site meetings or on call outs in the event of an emergency.

Location fees

Location fees will be charged for filming and photography on council land and property, including all parks, markets, estates and squares. Separate fees are charged for Hackney venues, property and leisure facilities. The chargeable period includes any prep, shoot and strike time on site.

Please note: For more complex shoots, alternative fees may apply.

Small (1-10) £100 (+VAT) per hour
Medium (11-25) £150 (+VAT) per hour
Large (26-50) £200 (+VAT) per hour
Very Large (51+) £250 (+VAT) per hour
Student / charity Price on application

Where possible student / charity location fees will be waived. However, this is not possible for all Hackney Council property and fees may need to be charged for especially complex or impactful shoots.

Equipment / highways fees

Equipment type Rate
Tripod N/A
Temporary structure licence

(Covers standard equipment on public highways e.g.
dolly & track, lights on stands, EZ ups etc.)

£200 (+VAT) – half day (less than 5 hours)

£400 (+VAT) – full day (over 5 hours)

Crane licence £350
Stop / go traffic management

(Charged per traffic management plan)

£250 (+VAT) – half day (less than 5 hours)
£500 (+VAT) – full day (over 5 hours)
Road closure £400 per street

Parking services

Film voucher £31.50
Parking bay suspensions £34 per bay
Parking signs

(Charged per parking sign required – in most cases this will be one per street, unless multiple signs are required).


Unit base fees

Unit base Rate
Hackney Marshes Centre £1,000 (+VAT) per day
West Reservoir Centre £750 (+VAT) per day
Page updated on: 17 September 2020

Hackney Film Office


Communications and Consultation
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA