Welcome to FilmApp City of Decatur
NOTE: East Davis Street is currently under moratorium. Please contact the film office with any questions.
NOTE: Filming in and arround Decatur Square is suspended 11/3/2022-1/3/2023.
Filming Your Production in Decatur, Georgia
Please submit your permit request at least 96 hours in advance of production.
Big screen, small screen, silver screen or green screen, we welcome your interest in the City of Decatur, Georgia as a possible film or video location. Decatur, a compact city just six miles east of Atlanta, is hometown to 20,000 residents and attracts visitors from all over metro Atlanta and beyond.
Because Decatur continues to grow in popularity as a destination for film and video projects of all kinds, we have developed guidelines intended to help your project go smoothly while maintaining public access and enjoyment of our downtown streets, neighborhoods and parks.
The City of Decatur requires a permit for all commercial photography, motion picture, or television or video production as described in the Guidelines and Procedures listed at right.
If your production is planning to film at a Marta Station or on Marta Property, please visit http://www.itsmarta.com/Default.aspx for access to MARTA Transit maps and schedules. A signed license agreement is required to film any commercial photography, television shows, short features or any other film projects on MARTA Property. MARTA will approve or reject the filmmaker's request based on how the project will affect the normal transit service schedule. Be aware that all film requests must be submitted at least 30 days before filming begins. Please follow the link for more information. http://www.itsmarta.com/photography-and-film.aspx
MARTA Contact: Denise Walker, Internal Communications Specialist, 404-848-5190
Please be advised that permit is required for use of the right-of-way on all Georgia State Routes for film purposes. Permits are issued by the various District Traffic Operations Offices. If locations requested are in multiple Districts, a separate Permit must be issued for each District. Please follow the link for more information. http://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Permits
GDOT Contact: Michelle Meeks, Metro Atlanta District 7 Traffic Specialist, 770-216-3894
If you (or your crew) have any questions about the permit application or during your film project, feel free to contact Decatur’s film production liaison Shirley Baylis at 404-371-8386.