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Guidelines and information

Important Information

Please carefully read through and familiarise yourself with our NSC Film Office Code of Practice along with our NS Film Office terms and conditions


Use of Drones

Filming with a drone/UAV on council land will require special permission and will incur an additional charge of £150 per day. Please note that, in line with the guidance on flying drones set out by the Civil Aviation Authority, the use of drones is not permitted at many North Somerset locations.

Find out more about Drones here!

Parking Dispensations

Parking dispensations should be arranged directly with North Somerset Council’s Parking Services team. Parking Services have a set fee schedule for dispensations for the purposes of filming.

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Staffing charges apply for filming at Museums and historic houses. Staffing charges may also apply at other interior locations where it is deemed that staff support is required to assist with filming or if interviews with NSC staff are required as part of filming.


Stills Photography

Individual stills photographers working in exterior locations with only a camera and tripod are exempt from the permit application process. Crews of two or more photographers/models carrying out commercial/promotional activity at exterior locations should seek advice from North Somerset Film Office about whether they will require permission to photograph on council land. Crews of any size wishing to use interior council locations for the commercial activity should also seek advice from North Somerset Film Office about necessary permissions.


Bespoke requests

Specific alterations to the site, out of opening hours access, access to specimens/archival materials/machinery (Museums & libraries), hire of additional rooms for storage/holding of the cast, or other special requests may incur additional charges and NSFO will notify the production company to these in advance of filming.

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