Thank you for choosing the City of Garden City for your film location 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. Garden City Film Permit Application for each Garden City-owned location. Complete application must be submitted in its entirety a least ten (10) business days prior to beginning of activity for consideration by the City Administrator.
  3. Permit Application Fees
  4. Commercial General Liability Insurance
  5. 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 Garden City grounds to revoke the permit or take other restrictive actions as necessary.

City Parks and Recreation

For more on using Garden City Parks and Recreation locations please view – Garden City Parks and Rec Locations.

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 Garden City’s review of the application and no less than two business days prior to the planned activity.

The City of Garden City 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


Commercial General Liability, naming “The City of Garden City” as an additional insured is required.

Minimum Limits (per occurrence): $2,000,000

Evidence of Insurance must be submitted before a permit can be effective.

Insurance Certificate addressed as follows:

Certificate Holder:
The City of Garden City c/o Scott Robider, City Manager
100 Central Avenue Garden City, Georgia 31405

Please have your insurance agent or broker submit your insurance electronically via email to

Garden City Police Department

To request Garden City Off-Duty officers, and for traffic assistance inquiries, please contact:

Lieutenant Brian Hood
Administrative Division Commander
Garden City Police Department

Motion Picture, Television, and Photography Fees

Application Fee$25
Use of City Property$400/day
Police Officer Security/Extras$40.00/hr (4 hour minimum)
Police Vehicle$50/day
Firefighter$40.00/hr (4 hour minimum)
Fire Truck (varying sizes and water use)$74.57 – 121.00/hr (4 hour minimum)
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$100

For More on Permitting, please contact:

Scott Robider
100 Central Avenue|Garden City, GA 31405
Phone – 912.966.7777 or 912.210.0862