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Film Production

Film Production

Note: All Productions (On Either Public or Private Property) Must Complete a Film/Production Application.

The City of Chattahoochee Hills supports the state of Georgia’s rapidly growing film industry by offering filming locations throughout the city. The use of city streets, sidewalks, parks, right-of-way or other city owned property by a movie, television, advertising or production company filming in the city shall be permitted through the city’s community development department. 

Download Film/Production Application PDF

Permitting Process 

1. Submit your Production Event Permit Application along with attachments as required at least fourteen (14) days prior to the proposed production event. A late fee will be applied if the application is received less than thirty (14) days prior to the production event. The applicable fees must accompany the application. Contact the Chattahoochee Hills Community Development Department at 770-463-6571 if you have any questions.
 
2. Provide a Schedule of Production Activity along with a Site Plan which addresses: (a) the location of the event on the property (b) proposed parking of equipment (c) any proposed road closures; (d) Ingress/Egress of traffic; (e) location of waste disposal facilities.
 
3. If you are requesting to close a road, you will need to explain the need, and the Road Closure must be approved by the Police Chief. The city cannot issue a production event permit that requires a state road closure to be closed.  
 
4. If you need information on hiring Off-Duty Police Officers or Emergency Medical Technicians, contact the Chattahoochee Hills Police Department at 770-463-6579 along with your application. Only certified police officers may direct traffic on city streets.
 
5. To obtain approval for Temporary Signs or advertising devices, contact Chattahoochee Hills Community Development at 770-463-6571.
 
6. Event groups must take adequate measures to protect public/private property, wildlife and water from damage or injury. The applicant is required to present evidence of Surety Indemnity Bond or Comprehensive Liability Insurance naming the City of Chattahoochee Hills as an additional insured (minimum $500,000 personal injury and $500,000 property damage) as well as a certificate verifying Workers Compensation coverage.
 
7. When your paperwork is complete, sign the Save Harmless Agreement and Police Permit Guidelines Application and submit to:

                                           City of Chattahoochee Hills                                             
                                        Community Development                                           
6505 Rico Road
     Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
Phone: 770-463-8881 
Fax: 770-463-8550

Email:
sandy.sargent@chatthillsga.us 

EVENT GUIDELINES

A request for a Production Event Permit may be denied if judged that the event will disrupt traffic within the city beyond practical solution; the event will interfere with access to fire stations and fire hydrants; the event will cause undue hardship to adjacent businesses or residents; the event will require the diversion of so many public employees that allowing the event would unreasonably deny service to the remainder of the city; the event might otherwise interfere with the public welfare, peace, safety, health, good order and convenience of the general public; the application contains incomplete or false information; the applicant fails to comply with all requirements of the Chattahoochee Hills Code of  Ordinances including failure to remit all fees and deposits and Save Harmless Agreement to the city. The Code is available on the City of Chattahoochee Hills web site at www.chatthillsga.us. Refer to Article 14.3 (Special Events)

Some Key Points

Hours: For scheduling purposes, a day is defined as eight (8) hours. Normal Business Hours are defined as 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After business hours are defined as before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. and Weekends include all hours of the day.

Restrooms/Trash/Cleanup: The city requires the permit holder to clean the right-of-way or public property of all rubbish and debris, returning it to its pre-event condition within 24 hours of the conclusion of the production.  Trash must be disposed of in approved containers.  If the production is a multiple day event, daily cleanup is required.  If the applicant fails to clean up such refuse, cleanup will be arranged by the city and the costs charged to the applicant.

Traffic & Parking: Parking is permitted in designated areas. The Fire Marshal requires that all entries, exits, and fire lanes be maintained. The speed limit for vehicles within parks is 15 mph. 

Signs: Permits are required for temporary signs. No signs may be affixed to trees, buildings, or street fixtures.

Fireworks: If fireworks or other techno displays are part of the production, a permit must be issued by the City of Chattahoochee Hills Fire Department. 

COVID-19 Testing: When COVID testing is required of City personnel working on movie production sites, the City Fire Department will provide testing and results AND/OR the production entity may provide testing at the production site.  City personnel cannot be required to test elsewhere based on their work schedules and availability. 


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Film Fees