Welcome to Arlington, Virginia! We're glad you are considering filming here, and will do our best to make it an easy, streamlined process.
There is no fee to film on County property, but we do ask that you complete this simple application so we can coordinate with the right Arlington County departments to ensure your shoot is a positive experience. Read on for more details and to get started.
Application to Film in Arlington, Virginia
All production companies filming in Arlington are required to submit a film application along with relevant insurance documents. Please complete all sections of this form. If a section does not apply to your project, indicate this by entering N/A (not applicable) in the appropriate space. Your application should be submitted at least five (5) business days prior to your first filming date. If you have questions while completing this application, call Monica Cannon at (703) 228-0874 or contact her via e-mail.
Requesting Traffic Control, Security or Other County Personnel
Pyrotechnics, Simulated Gunfire or Other Explosives
The authorized representative and company assumes all risks in the use of Arlington County property in the permitted operation and shall be solely responsible and answerable in damages for all accidents and injuries to persons or property and covenants and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Arlington County, Virginia, USA, its officers and employees from any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, and injuries to persons or property caused in whole or in part by the applicant, its agents and/or employees or by the motion picture and/or TV activity.
All film and video projects require an original signed Certificate of Insurance in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 per instance of a claim for general liability and must name the Arlington County Board as "additional insured" before your application can be approved.
Please have your insurance company take the following steps to add the Arlington County Board as an additional insured on your standard CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE:
In the box toward the bottom of the form entitled "Description of Operations. . . .", please ask your insurance agent to add the following text: "The Certificate Holder is named as an additional insured."
In the box below that, entitled "Certificate Holder," please have them add: Arlington County Board, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.
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