Application for filming in Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire County Council

Application for filming in Oxfordshire

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

Filming on or next to the highway requires Oxfordshire County Council agreement. A Filming policy (pdf format, 48 Kb) has been developed to help with your application.

Before you apply

Risk assessment

All applications must be accompanied by a risk assessment form - 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 which require traffic management must submit a traffic management plan for approval and employ a streetworks 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 in respect of any one accident or claim and 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.

Costs

The following charges will be made when filming on the highway:

  • Small production (1 - 5 crew) - £65 per day
  • Medium production (6 - 11 crew) - £130 per day
  • Large production (11 - 29 crew) - £400 per day
  • Major features (30 + crew) - £1,500 per day
  • Further associated charges (site visits, materials, alterations, clearance etc.) after first meeting - £50 per hour

If you are considering 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.

Animals

If your production includes animals you an animal performance licence may be required.

Children

If your cast includes children then a child performance licence may be required.

After you apply

You will receive an invoice by email and your approved licence will come through in approximately five working days. We may get in touch if we need more information.

Online application form

Your details

The production company

This will be shown on the invoice.
Upload a copy (photo or scanned) of your Public Liability Insurance schedule. It must be for a minimum of £10 million.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.

About the filming

e.g. working title of the film
e.g. tv drama, movie
For example 8am-6pm or overnight.
You may find it easier to upload a map - you can do this at the end of the form.

Risk assessment

A completed risk assessment form must be attached. See our example (docx format, 456Kb).

Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx odt.

The crew

About the shoot

Will the shoot involve traffic management ?

This includes stop/go boards, temporary traffic lights or a road closure. If you require traffic management you must submit a traffic management plan for approval.

Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png rtf pdf doc docx odt.

What else will the shoot involve (tick all that apply) ?

Some of the options below may involve storage on the highway licence or parking dispensation.

Because of your options selected a storage on the highway licence or parking dispensation may be required. We may need to contact you to discuss some of your requirements.

Additional information

If there are any additional files or information you wish to send such as a map of the location or other key information then use the boxes below.

Is there anything else we need to know about this project?
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx ppt xls.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx ppt xls.
Last reviewed
30 November 2017
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