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Due to high levels of service requests and applications, our phone lines are much busier than usual. The quickest and easiest way to access our services is by registering for an account at MyGuildford or visiting our self service pages. You can report an issue, make requests and track progress, pay your bills and apply for key services at any time.

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Request to film in Guildford

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Guildford and the surrounding area provide a stunning location for film makers. We have  rolling Surrey countryside, historic buildings, pretty villages and cobbled high streets. There are modern townscapes and a thriving university and business park. We are home to beautiful destinations including National Trust properties and Loseley House.

We have welcomed film crews for BBC dramas, television series and films. If you want to film in Guildford, read our Icon for pdf filming guidelines [50.82KB] and our Icon for pdf filming code of practice [21.95KB].

Filming charges

We ask for a fee to go towards development and maintenance programmes. Most film crews and programme makers will need input, help, support or advice from our staff.

Filming service by charge
Council owned properties, parks
and open spaces
Daily rates (negotiable)
Features£750 - £1,000
TV£500 - £1,000
Documentaries/low budget£250 - £500
Still photograph£100 - £500
Street filming/High StreetTo be discussed with Surrey County Council
Location feesCost + VAT where applicable
Unit basesAt cost
Yellow line dispensationAt cost
Parking metersAt cost
Resident parking baysAt cost
Suspension of pay and display baysAt cost
Parking feesCost + VAT where applicable
Administration fee

An administration fee of 10% is applied on top of any costs incurred.

This is to cover officer time spent processing the filming enquiry and advice
and information provided over the telephone.

Film service chargesCost + VAT where applicable


Exempt from payment:

  • news
  • educational
  • schools
  • tourism
  • religion
  • reality
  • shorts/festival

Students and charities

We may be able to reduce or waive these charges for student film-makers and charities. 

Speak to us about filming in Guildford

Contact us by using our online support form.