Filming Policy

Related procedure

Filming on Municipal Streets and Parkland under the jurisdiction of the Town of Oakville Procedure 

Policy statement

The Town of Oakville supports filming projects within the town, and issues a permit for approved projects.


The Corporation of the Town of Oakville recognizes that the film industry can provide both direct and indirect economic benefit to the community.


This policy applies to all commercial filming and photography on municipal property excluding current affairs and newscast.

Projects that seemingly condone the breaking of municipal by-laws, provincial or federal laws shall not be considered under this policy. The town reserves the right to refuse issuance of a permit for projects on the basis of, but not limited to, filming content, public safety and the availability of the proposed location, in conjunction with other approved town activities or events.

Procedures, guidelines and conditions specific to individual locations will be developed by applicable departments, to ensure implementation of the Filming Policy objectives.


Commercial filming: is defined as the use of motion picture, videotaping, sound recording, or other moving image or audio recording equipment on public lands that involves the advertisement of a product or service, the creation of a product for sale, or the use of actors, models, sets, or props, but not including activities associated with broadcasts for news programs and filming activities by persons hired by the town for specific town business.

Policy details

Policy Number: MS-PER-002
Section: Municipal Services
Sub-Section: Permits
Author: Engineering and Construction and Parks Open Space
Authority: Council
Effective Date: 2008 Jul 07
Review by Date: 2013


Film website
Online form
Temporary Road Closing By-law, as amended
Rules and Regulations for Parks By-law, as amended