Welcome to FilmApp San Antonio


PLEASE NOTE: The City of San Antonio Offices, including the San Antonio Film Commission, will close from December 24, 2022 to January 1, 2023. All permit applications for filming and photgraphy taking place on or before January 9, 2023 must be submitted by Thursday, December 16, 2022 to ensure that there is adequate time to process before the closure. 

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

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.
  • A permit does not reserve any location. Productions must contact and arrange with each location; we do not reserve locations on production's behalf.
  • Landa Library and Gardens allows a maximum of three (3) hours for photo shoots. Please request 3 or less hours for photo shoots at this location.


  • 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: