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Film Permit Fees and Payment Options


Payment for all applicable fees must be received prior to issuing a film permit. Once your application has been processed and approved, you will receive an invoice and payment instructions. The following fee schedule is effective March 1, 2010:

Film Permit Fee List
Fee First Day Each Additional Day Per Project Cap
Application Processing Fee $30 - $30
Film Permit (less than 10 cast and crew) $150 $50 $500
Film Permit (10–39 cast and crew) $300 $100 $1,500
Film Permit (40–69 cast and crew) $450 $150 $3,000
Film Permit (more than 70 cast and crew) $600 $200 No Cap
Still Photography $150 - $150

The fees are for film permits only and do not include other permits that may be required by District agencies.


The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) accepts MasterCard, Visa, cash, and checks. However, in the interest of speed and convenience, we strongly encourage the credit card payment option. In order to pay by cash or check, the payment will have to be made in person at the Cashier’s Office. This process can be time consuming. The Cashier’s Office is located at: 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024. The Cashier’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm and can be reached at (202) 727-4829.

MPTD currently does not accept American Express. No exceptions.