Filming in Southend-on-Sea

Fees and Charges for Filming and Commercial Photography

An Administration Fee for processing your filming application will be charged.

Additionally you will be charged a Location Fee for filming in the borough. The amount is dependent upon where you want to film, the number of locations, the amount of time and whether the filming is for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

On receipt of your application form, the fee will be discussed and agreed with you. A contract will be drawn up for both parties' signatures and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will issue an invoice to you for the agreed amount after the filming has taken place.

Administration Fee (Payable by everyone except student film makers)

Administration Fee is Non-Refundable 

Commercial Filming / Photography           £81.60

Non-commercial Filming / Photography    £81.60

Commercial Filming 

 Full day                                                    £600.00

 Half day (up to 4 hours)                           £350.00

Hourly rate                                                £120.00

Non-commercial Filming 

Full day                                                     £200.00 

Half day (up to 4 hours)                            £100.00

Hourly Rate                                               £60.00


Commercial Photographic Stills                   £200.00

Promotional Photographic Stills                   £100.00

Please note: Fees do not apply to individuals taking stills or videos for their own personal use.

Page last updated: 03/04/2018