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Peoria Film and Media Production Office

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The Peoria Film and Media Production Office is dedicated to partnering with your production company or project and ensuring you have access to the right resources for success. Our city has a wide variety of filming locations - from an award-winning sports complex to a historic downtown. The city has numerous historical buildings and structures dating back to the turn of the 20th century: an old school house, territorial jails, and the magnificent Peoria High School.

Peoria is also home to the second largest lake in Arizona - Lake Pleasant Regional Park. With more than 10,000 acre-feet of crystal-clear water, the lake is a gem within its desert surroundings. The park is equipped with group camping areas, multi-lane boat ramps, restaurants, and other amenities making it the ideal area for film productions.

If you would like more information about filming requirements and locations, contact David Valenzuela, Chief Business Attraction Officer, at 623-773-5121 or david.valenzuela@peoriaaz.gov

Film Permitting Process

Online

  • If paying online, pay the appropriate permit processing fee through the online payment link. Due to technical limitations at this time, you need to complete the online payment before submitting the form.
    • Other permit fees may be established after reviewing the application, including any Fire-Medical and Police Departments requirements and any additional impact fees deemed necessary by the City of Peoria. The City will send an invoice to the production company or responsible individual for any necessary fees. Payment needs to be received no less than four business days prior to the film crew's arrival.
  • Complete and submit the Request to Film Permit Application online no later than five business days prior to the film crew's arrival. PLEASE NOTE: City of Peoria offices are open Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-6:00pm. They are closed on Fridays.
  • Submit a Certificate of Insurance with the application. It can be attached at the bottom of the form. If you do not submit it with the permit request, please email it to film@peoriaaz.gov within 48 hours after submitting the permit form. The certificate must list the City of Peoria as "additionally insured" for $1 million occurrence and $3 million aggregate, covering all of the production company activities for the entire period of the permit.

Cash or Check In Person

  • If you are making your payment through Check or Cash, print the completed application (option at the bottom of Permit Application page), or print and complete this PDF, and bring the form with payment and certificate of insurance (if available) directly to the City of Peoria Development Services Building for processing.

Filming and Media Production Guidelines and Notes

  • The filming location and affected surrounding area will be required to be restored to the original condition. All litter generated during the course of filming must be removed every day before the crew leaves.
  • Filming times need to be reviewed for impact on the community and public areas. Preferred filming hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. If film production last longer than 10 days, please indicate that on the permit application so impact can be assessed.
  • The Peoria Fire-Medical Department may be present during productions that include auto stunts, explosives and special events. Related fees and restrictions will be determined during the review of the Film Permit Application. A Blasting/Fireworks Permit and Staffing Contract may be required.
  • The Peoria Police Department may be present during productions that include traffic, pedestrian, and crowd control and street closures. All production vehicles must be visibly identified with windshield, dashboard or vehicle signs with the company's name. Related fees and restrictions will be determined during the review of the Film Permit Application.
  • The City of Peoria Film and Media Production Office should be included in the production credits for any filming on city or publicly accessible property.

Drone Filming Guidelines

With permission from the City of Peoria, drones are permitted to film on city property.

  • Before filming, you must obtain permission from the Office of Communications at PIO@peoriaaz.gov
  • If you plan to fly on the city hall campus, you must also obtain permission from the Glendale Airport because of the close proximity to their air field.
  • You must be a FAA licensed drone pilot, abide by FAA regulations and provide the license number when obtaining permission from the Office of Communications.
  • Drone pilots are not permitted to fly over people‚Äôs heads.
  • Drone pilots are not permitted to fly before sunrise or after sunset.