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DOTI Permits — Filming

All film requests MUST first complete the Office of Special Events online film application at

All application packets received by Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) must contain the filming request form, required insurance and traffic control plans (when necessary). See the requirements information below for specific details.


Minimum 5 days prior to requested date(s)

Send completed application package to

Incomplete packets will be denied.


To fill out this application, right-click to download the .xls document to your computer or device. Enter your information, save the document, and submit via email with other required documents attached.

  • This form must be accompanied by other required documentation in a completed packet submitted to a minimum of 5 business days prior to the first day of the shoot.
  • If you are filming on public property or in parks in the City and County of Denver you must also contact the Office of Special Events.


While hosting a special event in Denver, many activities will require permits from the City and County of Denver for use of city parks, open spaces, streets, sidewalks and public parking.

Insurance is required and evidence of such will need to be submitted to the Office of Special Events as well as any necessary additional city departments with your completed packet.

Each policy shall contain a valid provision or endorsement requiring a minimum thirty (30) day notification to the City in the event of cancelation of any required policy or non-renewal before the expiration date thereof, and ten (10) days notice of cancelation on account of non-payment of premium.

The insurance requirements specified below are the minimum requirements, and these requirements do not lessen or limit the liability of the Permittee. The Permittee shall maintain, at their own expense, any additional kinds or amounts of insurance that it may deem necessary to cover its obligations and liabilities under the City of Denver Filming Permit.

Permittee shall maintain a Commercial General Liability policy with limits of $1,000,000 for each occurrence, $1,000,000 for each personal and advertising claim, and $2,000,000 policy aggregate.

Permittee shall maintain Business Automobile Liability with limits of $1,000,000 combined single limit applicable to all owned, hired and non-owned vehicles used in all operations related to the City of Denver Filming Permit.

For Commercial General Liability, and Auto Liability, Permittee shall name the City and County of Denver, its elected and appointed officials, employees and volunteers as additional insured.

Pyrotechnics and/or explosives are not permitted, in conjunction with a City of Denver Permit, within the City and County of Denver without explicit permission from the City and County of Denver Office of Special Events and the Denver Fire Department. Additional insurance and permits will be required if permission is granted.

The City and County of Denver reserves the right to require additional insurance policies upon review of Permit applications.

TCPs shall be generated and maintained by a barricade company in good standing with the City and County of Denver. TCP’s must include:

  • All travel lanes (including direction), alleys, drive cuts (parking lots/garages), sidewalks, parking lanes, bike lanes, crosswalks & traffic signals.
  • A detour plan shall be required when closing a collector or arterial roadway.

Sample Traffic Control Plan (PDF)

Local access to private property must be maintained unless written approval is provided from the owner of the property.

ADA accessible pedestrian access through the film production must be maintained, or an approved detour route must be provided.

Film production traffic control should not be in place during weekday AM and PM peak times (6am-8:30am and 3:30pm-6pm) on collector and arterial roadways unless preapproved by DOTI Transportation and Mobility.

Any film applicant requesting to bag meters will need to complete the new online application.

Must be submitted a minimum of 5 business days prior to requested date – fees will apply.

Applicants will be contacted via email when permits are approved and ready.

Full payment will be required before issuance of meter permit.



Must be submitted a minimum of 5 business days prior to requested date – fees will apply

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