Thank you for choosing the City of Bloomingdale for your filming needs.

Checklist For Professional Permits

  1. Register your project by completing the Savannah Regional Film Commission Project Registration Form. The Film Commission will reply with further details.
  2. City of Bloomingdale Film Permit Application for each City of Bloomingdale-owned location should be submitted in its entirety a least ten business days prior to beginning of activity for consideration by the City Administrator.
  3. Permit Application Fees
  4. Upload Notification Letter and distribute on YELLOW paper at least 48hrs in advance of filming activity per location. For an example of a notification letter, please click HERE.


Failure of the production company to comply with the Savannah Regional Film Commission guidelines and conditions set forth in each permit, or the use of any location not specified in the permit, shall give the City of Bloomingdale grounds to revoke the permit or take other restrictive actions as necessary.

Notification of Affected Businesses and Residents

The production company is responsible for notifying all businesses and residents affected by the filming activity as per the Savannah Regional Film Commission guidelines. Notification shall take place following the City of Bloomingdale’s review of the application and no less than two business days prior to the planned activity.

The City of Bloomingdale reserves the right to deny or revoke permits where insufficient time has been allowed for proper notification, or when the notification process has been improperly applied.

Upload Notification Letter and distribute on YELLOW paper at least 48hrs in advance of filming activity per location. For an example of a notification letter, please click HERE

Motion Picture, Television, and Photography Fees

Application Fee$200
Use of City Property$1000 with stipulations
Police Officer Security/Extras$40.00/hr (4 hour minimum)
Police Vehicle$500/day
Fire Truck$1000 with stipulations
Water Hookup, Metering, water, etc.Based on Current Rates
Public Works assistance in road closures, etc.Based on Current Rates
Last Minute Changes and/or Requests$250

Fire Prevention Permit / Plan Review Fees

Sprinkler$75Flat (building under 50,000 sq.ft.)
Sprinkler$100Flat (building over 50,000 sq.ft.)
Life Safety Inspection $65Flat (per visit)
Fire InspectionNo FeeFlat (initial visit and one follow up)
Fire Inspection $50Flat (each additional after two failures)
Plan Review$75Residential
Plan Review $100Commercial & Industrial

For More on Permitting, please contact:

Charles D. Akridge
City Administrator

Captain Michael Foune
Bloomingdale Police Department