Film Permit Information

Incorporated Village of Southampton

Film Permit Information


No filming shall be conducted on private or public property in the Village of Southampton without first obtaining a permit from the Village Clerk / Treasurer.

For this purpose, the term filming includes: taking still or motion pictures, film, videotape or similar recording medium, for commercial or educational purposes intended for viewing on media, television or in theaters or for institutional use. 


To apply, please send an email to:

The message should include the following information:

  1. Nature of the proposed filming
  2. Total number of personnel, vehicles and equipment involved
  3. Proposed date or dates/time parameters
  4. Location and proposed site or sites involved
  5. Point of contact, telephone contact and email address for the permit letter


  1. The fee for filming on public property shall be $750 per day. 
  2. Additional fees may be imposed if the proposed activity imposes unusual costs on the Village or its facilities.
  3. The fee for filming on private property will be set on a case by case basis, predicated on the costs which may be incurred by the Village.


  1. The applicant shall supply the Village with proof of public liability insurance with policy limits of $500,000 / $1,000,0000 with the Incorporated Village of Southampton shown as an additional or named insured.


  1. Filming on Village beaches is not permitted from Memorial Day - September 30th
  2. Generators are not permitted
  3. In general, filming will not be permitted on weekends or holidays
  4. Other conditions may be imposed
  5. Requests for exceptions should be directed in writing to the Board of Trustees
  6. Special restrictions apply to filming on beaches or near wetlands

Please feel free to contact or visit Village Hall with questions or concerns.

Cathy M. Sweeney

Village Clerk

Incorporated Village of Southampton

23 Main Street, Southampton, NY   11968

631.283.0247 Ext. 328