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To film in the Town of Thunderbolt, you will need to submit a Thunderbolt Film Production Application
Please contact Molly Sims for questions about filming in Thunderbolt.
Application shall be completed and submitted in its entirety at least five (5) business days prior to beginning of activity for consideration by the Town Administrator.
Productions taking place for six (6) or more days or productions that require activity which includes more than two (2) street closures, traffic control, limit access to the sidewalks and / or access on the water shall complete and submit the application at least thirty (30) days prior to a regularly scheduled Town Council meeting. Monthly Town Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
The Film Production Application fee is due at the time of application submission and is non-refundable. The application will be reconsidered for approval if substantial changes are made or additional needs are requested. Proposed activity may be delayed and additional fees may apply.
Productions with activity beyond one day are to pay $50 per day above the base fee.
|Type of Production||Base Permit Fee|
|Student Permit (with proof of insurance)||$25|
|Still Photography / Documentary (no city services)||$100|
|Drone Fee Per Location||$125|
|Rush Fee Per Location||Rush Fee|
|within 72 hours of Production||$75|
|within 48 hours of Production||$75|
|within 24hours of Production||$300|
POLICE / FIRE FEES
|Type of fee per hour||Fee|
|Police Staff Per Officer||$50/hr|
|Police Staff Per Supervisor||$75/hr|
|Fire Staff Per Firefighter||$50/hr|
|Fire Staff Per Supervisor||$75/hr|
|Fire Marshall (4-hour minimum)||$40/hr|
|Type of fee||Fee|
|On Site City Staff Per Day||$100 -300|
|City Facility Rental Per Day (City Hall, Community Center, Fire Dept, Parks, etc.)||$500|
|Parking Fee Per Vehicle||$2|
|Overweight/Extended Length Truck Per Vehicle Roundtrip||$250|
NOTE: The production company is responsible to pay an additional non-refundable $500 to have a Special Called Council Meeting arranged in order to expedite consideration of the application.