Filming in Athens-Clarke County

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Athens-Clarke County is designated as a Camera Ready community by the Georgia Music, Film & Digital Entertainment Office, part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The Athens-Clarke County Public Information Office (706-613-3795) serves as the official film liaison, but works with many partners, including the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Film Athens, the Athens Downtown Development Authority and other entities.

Film Project Information Form

Individuals or companies looking to film in Athens-Clarke County should first fill out an online Film Project Information Form. This will allow the Camera Ready liaison to assess requirements specific to your film.

Regulations for Filming

Generally speaking, filming for commercial or non-commercial purposes in public spaces or private property currently does not require permitting unless:

Filming with Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Contact the Public Information Office for information related to filming with drones.

Filming on The University of Georgia Campus

Filming on The University of Georgia campus requires formal, written permission from the University. For more information, see their External Commercial & Documentary Filming/Photography on Campus policy.

More information

Jeff Montgomery
Athens-Clarke County Camera Ready Liaison
Athens-Clarke County Public Information Office
706-613-3795 /