All commercial and student productions must have a permit to film on City property (see policy).
Film permit applications can be submitted online. Apply for film permit
Proof of insurance with a minimum coverage of $2 million or more per occurrence will also need to be submitted.
The insurance must include the permit holder's name and be completed, signed and stamped by the insurer or an authorized agent.
You may also need a:
Email your supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll contact you to discuss the details of your permit and let you know when it's ready.
Permits can be picked up at:
Mississauga Film and Television Office
201 City Centre Drive, Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m.
During filming, you must keep your film permit with you at all times. All permitted vehicles will be issued a Location Filming Vehicle Permission Card which must be visible on location.
Film permit fees
If your filming requires the use of a City street, sidewalk or boulevard, a fee of $395.00 plus tax will apply.
If you're filming on City property such as parks, libraries or community centres, location fees will also apply.
Film Permits require a minimum of three business days to process. If your film permit can be processed in less than three business days, an additional fee of $92.95 plus tax will apply.
Note that we cannot guarantee processing of rush applications.
Winter road occupancy restrictions
During the winter, there are restrictions for road occupancy depending on the weather.
No on-street parking is permitted when the forecast for snow is 8 cm or more.
No overnight parking is permitted:
- On residential roads when the forecast for snow is 5 cm or more
- On industrial roads when the forecast for snow is 8 cm or more
If there is more snow than the amount forecasted, production companies will need to move their vehicles off the roads to allow snow plows to clear the streets.
If you're a film student, list your school as the film company on your permit application. Your school must provide proof of insurance for you.
Commercial drones and aerial filming
To film with a commercial drone you’ll need to follow all Transport Canada’s drone safety rules.
Prior to flight you’ll need to submit: