Birmingham allows Production Filming Permits to be obtained in 4-7 business days. The City has appointed a Film Liaison in order to make a single point person available to filming and production firms and to guide applicants through the permitting process. For assistance, please contact Brooks Cowan, City Planner & Film Liaison at or 248.530.1846.

To begin the permit process, please download the Production Filming Permit Application. For additional information on production filming in Birmingham, please review the entire Production Filming Ordinance and the Fee Schedule.

For assistance with available space and Birmingham’s many special events, please contact Sean Kammer, Birmingham Shopping District Executive Director at 248.530.1250 or

Film Permit Application Materials