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.

After registering with the Savannah Area Film Office through their Project Registration Form, please follow the below information that outlines the City’s process with applications that include guidelines necessary to ensure your vision is carried out in the best possible way.

For more on permitting please contact:

Chantel Morton
Development Authority/Main Street Executive Director

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

Tybee Island Commercial Film Application: Commercial Film Production Application
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.
Please note that the Tybee Island Pier is permitted and approved by Chatham County.
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.

The State of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 

For Film Permits that involve the beach and the State of Georgia’s Shore Protection Act Jurisdiction, please contact:

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


Tybee Island Map 1
• Tybee Island Map 2

Commercial Film Application:

• Commercial Film Production Application

To permit the beach please use:
Beach permit application
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

For student and non-commercial filming, please use:
Non-commercial filming permit

Student and Non-commercial Contact:
Robyn Rosner
Facilities Coordinator