Film Permits

ATTN: Suspension of Filming at The White House

Monday, July 8, 2019 – Friday, November 8, 2019

Due to White House fence replacement project, there will be a suspension of filming at The White House that impacts commercial filming. On Monday, July 8, 2019 beginning at 6:00am until approximately 6:00pm, Friday, November 8, 2019 the southern sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from West Executive Avenue N.W. to the center of the north White House fence line will be temporarily and partially closed.

If you have any questions about how this suspension of work might impact your film permit requests or city support for any issued permits, please contact our permit administrative team at [email protected] or call 202-727-6608





Film permits are issued by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment and provide permission to occupy public space for filming and related activities. Permits may include location parking for essential production vehicles when available. Film permits can usually be issued within 5 business days and obtained following these 5 simple steps.

Film requests that involve approval from other DC agencies (traffic or pedestrian management, temporary suspension of existing rush hour or residential parking restrictions, lane or street closures, mock firearms, explosives, flame bars, large tents over 10' X 10', or any requests to alter streetlamps, fire hydrants, parking meters, or other street or traffic signage or signals) may require longer permitting lead times.. Read more ...