Film and television office

We're committed to assisting the production of film and television projects in Waterloo.

City staff can help with selecting a location, applying for permits and complying with local regulations.

For assistance, email or call 519-747-8769.

Film permits and regulations

A film permit is required if your production is located on, or affects the use of public property (such as a road, sidewalk, park or city facility).

Contact us at email or phone number above to start the process. Permit applications should be submitted at least 15 business days before filming begins. If the project involves road closures, special effects or drone footage a longer approval period may be necessary.

If you're filming on private property, regulations may still apply and we encourage you to contact us to ensure compliance.


The City of Waterloo is registered with Ontario Creates, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, that supports the province‚Äôs cultural media cluster.