Welcome to FilmApp San Antonio


The San Antonio Film Commission coordinates all filming and photography on City-owned property, encompassing over 250 parks and facilities including City parks, libraries, the San Antonio Riverwalk, Market Square, and La Villita. 

The Film Commission helps filmmakers/photographers connect to film-savvy city services such as street closures, police rentals and fire/safety services in addition to their production database for cast, crew and related businesses

For information about City of San Antonio COVID-19 information, please visit: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus.

Before submitting your permit application, please review the following requirements and submit all documentation through Film App.


As a film-friendly city, the City of San Antonio's Film/Photography Permits are free of charge. Please note the following requirements:

  • Request must be submitted at least 10 business days before principal day of shooting.
  • All productions (film/video or photography) are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance (COI) with the following parameters:
    • The City of San Antonio, Film Commission, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283-3966 listed as an additional insured.
    • Coverage must meet the requirements listed here: Insurance Requirements


  • Film/Photography permit is NOT required for productions:
    • On public property for newsgathering purposes.
    • On private property.
  • A permit is required for any drone activity that is over city-owned property, including streets and sidewalks.


  • All FAA procedures, policies and guidelines apply.
  • A Film Permit Application is required for Drones and should be submitted through this app for review. All of the above requirements still apply.
  • Drones are not permitted over the Riverwalk.

The following locations are not covered by the City of San Antonio Film Permit and need seperate approvals through the following contacts/forms: