Filming in Durban

Permits and Procedures

All production companies applying for permission to film in the greater Durban area must register with the Durban Film Office and submit the relevant documents. Please click here to register and complete a permit application.

Applications for road closures or ANY obstruction to traffic or pedestrian, use of any special effects / stunts / weapons must be made through the DFO, who will, in granting such permissions, provide the production company or person acting on their behalf with written confirmation from the relevant authority.

Neighbourhood Notification

Depending on the nature of the shoot, the Durban Film Office may request signed proof of notification of the proposed activity to shop owners / vendors / adjacent properties within a 100 meter radius of the intended location.

Time Frames

All location applications should be submitted at least 7 days prior to the proposed shoot date. Applications for shoots involving more than 30 crew and/or 15 vehicles should be submitted at least 14 days in advance. Similarly, applications for film shoots involving construction and /or road works should be made not less than 14 days in advance. Applications for traffic assistance, road closures, use of any special effects / stunts / weapons, should be submitted at least 14 days prior to the proposed shoot date.