Filming on or next to the highway requires our agreement. Read our Filming guidance document (pdf format, 48 Kb) to help with your application.
Before you apply
A risk assessment form must accompany all applications - see our example (docx format, 56Kb) and include a copy of your companies public liability insurance for no less than £10 million.
Applications that require traffic management must submit a traffic management plan for approval and employ a street works accredited contractor to perform traffic management duties. We require all contractors who carry out work on the public highway to hold a Public Liability Policy to indemnify us for not less than £10,000,000 regarding any one accident or claim. All traffic management must comply with the current Traffic Signs Manual, Traffic Signs General Directions 2016 and the Safety at Street Works Code of Practice.
Filming charges - daily fees. Charge calculated depending on the size of the crew working on the public highway and the complexity of filming requirements.
Crew size filming charges per day
- 1 – 10 Crew £80 (capped at a maximum fee of £320)
- 11 – 29 Crew £320 (capped at a maximum fee of £1,270)
- 30 – 40 Crew £525 (capped at a maximum fee of £2,080)
- 41+ Crew £2,080 (capped maximum fee by negotiation)
- Traffic management plans - £65 per TM plan for approval of traffic management and signing plans
- Traffic Management Permit - £163
VAT is applicable to these charges.
Please note: You will be liable for 50% of the total charges if the filming request is cancelled after the filming approval licence has been issued.
If you consider a road closure for filming purposes, the team will require at least eight weeks’ notice to process the Special Event Order needed for this legal process. Please supply details on the filming application form or contact the team for further information.
Parking requests for filming productions
For any on-highway parking requests relating to filming please see our suspension of parking controls page or contact our Parking Team for advice. For on-highway parking requests in West Oxfordshire please contact West Oxfordshire District Council for advice.
Oxfordshire County Council requires at least
- three months notice for major/large productions (usually over 41+ crew, with potential road closure/temporary traffic management/equipment on the highway requests)
- two months notice for medium-size productions (usually up to 40 crew with potential temporary traffic management and/or equipment on the highway requests)
- At least 15 working days notice for small productions (usually up to 10 crew, with no temporary traffic management and/or equipment on the highway requests
- OCC may ask you to undertake a filming consultation with all frontages such as colleges, businesses, residents, etc. affected by your proposed filming activities before a filming licence is considered. Details and proof of contact with all affected frontages (by letter-drop, email, in person etc.) must be confirmed, with no objections raised. This consultation must be undertaken at least 10 working days before the filming date for small productions, and earlier for medium/large/major productions.
If you are unable to meet the required notice period please email email@example.com to discuss what may be possible.