Filming fees and charges for the North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland area

Production type Production size Cost for up to 2 hours Cost per day (or part day)
Commercial (includes stills) Small crew (up to 5 people) £100 + VAT £325 + VAT
Commercial (includes stills) Medium crew (6 - 9 people) £175 + VAT £500 + VAT
Commercial (includes stills) Large crew (10 or more people) By negotiation By negotiation
Charity (50% reduction) Small crew (up to 5 people)  £50 + VAT  £160 + VAT
Charity (50% reduction) Medium crew (6 to 9 people)  £85 + VAT  £250 + VAT
Charity (50% reduction) Large crew (10 or more people)  By negotiation  By negotiation

Other fees

Production type Cost
Students Free of charge
News/educational/documentaries Free of charge
Drone filming Additional £50 + VAT
Date changes First change is free, £25 + VAT per subsequent change
Advice Free of charge
Late notice applications No additional charge

Please note:

  • the same charges apply across all Dorset Council land and assets with the exception of car parking which will be negotiated on a case by case basis
  • standard charges assume the land / asset remain open and that normal services are not disrupted - where this is not the case, charges will be negotiated on a case by case basis to account for any loss of income, costs incurred and service disruption
  • filming activity taking place in interior locations (internal use of assets) will be negotiated on a case by case basis and may incur additional charges
  • bespoke requests may incur additional charges
  • all fees and charges are subject to review and may change 

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