Tybee Island – Permits & Guidelines

Thank you for considering Tybee Island for your film location needs. Tybee has welcomed many feature film, television, and commercial production companies seeking an attractive community along the Georgia coast as a location over the past few decades. Production companies have found Tybee to be the ideal beach town for their projects due to the variety of picturesque backdrops from our distinct downtown, vast marshes, historic neighborhoods, to the three-plus miles of breathtaking beach areas.

Permit Requirements

After registering with the Savannah Regional Film Commission through their Project Registration Form, each City of Tybee Island-owned location should be submitted to Robyn Rosner via the Tybee Island Commercial Film Application

For more on permitting please contact:

Robyn Rosner
Facilities Coordinator

To film on the BEACH please also submit:

Deborah Barreiro
Coastal Permit Coordinator
The State of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources

To film on the Tybee Island Pier:

For a list of all Special Event Permits, please visit the City Of Tybee Special Events Planning page.

Details and guidelines are included within the application that must be completed and submitted for consideration. Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis and should not conflict with annual island events or activities.

The City of Tybee Island requires persons engaged in filming, videotaping, motion picture production, and still photography that is for commercial use within city limits to obtain permission through the application process. The time frame for review and approval of requests to undertake any production activity is dependent on the scope of activity.

Use of the beach, a city park, and/or city owned building require a separate application for approval.


Please upload all notification letters using THIS FORM.  For an example of a notification letter, please click HERE. All Notification letters must be printed on YELLOW paper and distributed to all affected area businesses and residents.

Tybee Island Map 1
Tybee Island Map 2
Map of beach cross-over locations

For permitting and rental of City of Tybee facilities please use:
Facilities application
Guard House floor plan
Guard House rules

Student Filming

Please see the Student Filming Page for more information.

Student and Non-commercial Contact:

Robyn Rosner
Facilities Coordinator