Permitting procedures have changed in 2022. Permits are handled through Columbus Rec & Parks Department. To obtain a Special Events permit, start here: https://specialeventapplication.columbus.gov/
A filming guide has also been established and can be found here: https://www.columbus.gov/EventPlanningGuide/, under the Film Permit section.
Please contact Film Columbus for contact information pertaining to filming in cities and counties surrounding Columbus and Franklin County. In some areas, you pay out-of-pocket expenses for street closures and police, but no permit is needed.
Columbus Recreation and Parks Permit Section
1111 E Broad Street
Larry Peck Deputy Director
Ohio State Parks
A permit processing fee of $40 will be charged for all approved permits. Additional charges my be required to reimburse the park for costs like security personnel, additional maintenance, and utilities.
To begin the process, contact the individual park manager: https://ohiodnr.gov/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-odnr/division-parks-watercraft/state-parks-boating
For Ohio State Parks general information, please call or email:
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