Filming in Scottsdale
All requests for photo shoots, commercials, television, feature films or any other film production that utilize City property or right-of-way must be coordinated with Permitting Services at 480-312-2500.
Prior to filming a film permit must be obtained. Filming on public property is regulated by the Scottsdale Revised Code, Chapter 16, Section 16-431 through Section 16-451.
In order to receive a film permit, a film permit application must be fully completed and submitted to Permitting Services (City of Scottsdale One-Stop-Shop, 7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 100).
The City requires a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Scottsdale as "additional insured" to be submitted with the completed application. Additional information is contained in the Film Permit Application form.
The application form must be completed by and signed by the responsible party and faxed to 480-312-9073, delivered, or mailed to City of Scottsdale, Permitting Services, 7447 E. Indian School Road, Ste. 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
- Application (pdf/73kb/3pp)
Permission to film at a City facility must be obtained prior to permit issuance, and the name of the City contact granting permission must be included in the application form. If your film project requires City police officers for safety reasons, they may be contracted through the Police Department. Permitting Services staff may need to review your application with various City departments such as Police, Fire, Risk Management, and/or Traffic Engineering.
It is recommended that applicant's apply at least one week in advance of the shoot to avoid unwanted delays.
- Scottsdale Airport, 480-312-8478
- Scottsdale Stadium, 480-312-2586
- WestWorld, 480-312-6806
- City Parks, 480-312-7707
- Civic Center Mall, 480-874-4607 - Scottsdale Cultural Council
- Police Department, 480-312-4390
- Permit Services, 480-312-2500