We will need a minimum of two weeks' notice to process your application.

Filming in public is permitted unless the landowner in question requires permission to be obtained in advance. Where an event is being filmed then a licence or permit may be required where the organiser’s permission is needed.


There is a charge of £1000 per full day or £500 per half day, for any filming in the district for commercial purposes. Exceptions are made for charities, students, schools and news interviews (you will still need to apply for permission to film and obtain a film permit). Please contact events@warwickdc.gov.uk for more details and how to apply.

Filming Application Fee & Film permit
Level 1 Charities, Students, Schools & News £25
Level 2 Small crew (less than 20)  £100
Level 3 Medium crew (20-75)  £200
Level 4  Large crew (76-150) £250 to £500
Level 5 Crew of over 150 By negotiation
Filming On WDC Land
Full Day £1000
Half Day £500 
Extra Filming Licences 
Drone of Cherry Picker
£50 - £200
Requests not covered by fee structure By negotiation


The use of drones is becoming more popular with event organisers. In some respects drones are no different to any other method of filming. We have put together some guidelines.

Drones are regulated as unmanned aircraft by the Civil Aviation Authority and in certain circumstances permission is required. There is a comprehensive guide on the CAA website

In summary a person can fly a surveillance drone that weighs less than 20kg without permission as long as:

  • It is not flown over or within 150m of a congested area. (Defined as a city, town or settlement substantially used for residential, commercial, industrial or recreational purposes).
  • It is not flown over, or within 150 metres of an organised open air assembly of more than 1000 persons.
  • It is not flown within 50m of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not in control of the person in charge of the aircraft.
  • It is not flown within 50m of any person or within 30m of any person during take-off or landing (person controlling the aircraft excepted).
  • The Information Commissioners Officer has advice on drone filming.