Oxfordshire County Council logo

Application form for filming in Oxfordshire

Apply to film on or next to the road in Oxfordshire.

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

Risk assessment

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

Traffic management

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 £100 (capped at a maximum fee of £350)
  • 11 – 29 Crew £350 (capped at a maximum fee of £1,400)
  • 30 – 40 Crew £600 (capped at a maximum fee of £2,230)
  • 41+ Crew £2,230 (capped maximum fee by negotiation)
  • Traffic management plans - £71.50 per TM plan for approval of traffic management and signing plans
  • Traffic Management Permit - £180

VAT is applicable to these charges. 

Filming applications which include Broad Street, Catte Street, Merton Street, New College Lane, Oriel Square, Queens Lane and Turl Street, Oxford and Britwell Hill Road, Nr. Watlington is subject to the maximum filming fees (on the sliding scale). For crews of 41+ please email filming@oxfordshire.gov.uk to discuss 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 all on-street parking enquiries in Oxford City and the District Council areas, please email Oxfordshire County Council's Parking Enforcement Team parking@oxfordshire.gov.uk Should you require bay suspensions (please note these are for Technical Vehicles to park only) please complete the online application form on our Requesting a suspension of parking controls page.

Zero Emission Zones and Bus gates: Oxford City

Notice period

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). Filming requests for small productions in Broad Street, Catte Street, Merton Street, New College Lane, Oriel Square, Queens Lane and Turl Street, Oxford require at least 30 working days’ notice
  • 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 filming@oxfordshire.gov.uk to discuss what may be possible.

Apply to film in Oxfordshire