Garden City – Permits & Guidelines

Thank you for choosing the Garden City for your film location needs!

Permit Requirements

After registering with the Savannah Regional Film Commission through their Project Registration Form, each City of Garden City-owned location should be submitted to Jackie Jackson via the City of Garden City Film Permit Application.

For more on permitting, please contact:

Jackie L. Jackson, AICP; LEED-AP BD+C
Office of the City Manager
Garden City Special Projects
100 Central Avenue|Garden City, GA 31405
P- (912) 963-2768 | F- (912) 966-7792


Garden City requires all productions to submit a permit application at least 10 days before filming. In addition, all fees, deposits, and certificates of insurance must be secured 10 days prior to filming.

For more on using Garden City Parks and Recreation locations please view – Garden City Parks and Rec Locations


Please upload all notification letters using THIS FORM.  For an example of a notification letter, please click HERE.


Type of Insurance Required: Commercial General Liability, naming “The City of Garden City” as an additional insured.

Minimum Limits (per occurrence): $2,000,000

Evidence of Insurance: Evidence of Insurance must be submitted before a permit can be effective.

Insurance Certificate addressed as follows:

Certificate Holder:
The City of Garden City c/o Jackie Jackson
100 Central Avenue Garden City, Georgia 31405

Please have your insurance agent or broker submit your insurance electronically via email to


Application Fee – $25.00
Use of City Property – $400.00 per day

Police Officer Security/Extras – $30.00 per hour (4 hour minimum)
Police Vehicle – $35.00 per day
Fire Truck – $250.00 per day
Firefighter – $30.00 per hour (4 hour minimum)

Water Hookup, Metering, water, etc. – Based on Current Rates
Public Works assistance in road closures, etc. – Based on Current Rates
Last Minute Changes and/or Request –  $100.00