How to Film in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge provides friendly one-stop service for the film industry.

Step One: Engage with Maple Ridge’s Film Coordinator

Maple Ridge has a dedicated Film Coordinator who understands the unique demands of the film industry and what our city has to offer. For a successful filming experience, it's essential to collaborate closely with the Film Coordinator. They can assist with location scouting, permits, and ensure that everything aligns with our city’s regulations. Begin by reviewing our Filming Guidelines and our Filming Policy to familiarize yourself with the necessary steps. 

Step Two: Security Deposit

The Film Coordinator will request a deposit from production that will be drawn down on during reconciliation for all fees and charges and act as a damage deposit for all City services. Production companies must provide the deposit, as per the request of the Film Coordinator. The deposit should be in the form of a cheque made payable to "The City of Maple Ridge". Payment can be left with the reception desk at City Hall's first floor.  

Step Three: Film Permit Application

After working with the Film Coordinator, submit the final application online.  
 Ensure you submit your application at least five (5) business days before your filming starts.  

Submit Your Maple Ridge Film Permit Application

Please read through the application form carefully.

Step Four: All Other Forms

Polling Form Guide

Electrical Permit/Authorization - If applicable.

Step Five: Community and Filming Notification

Step Six: Filming Compliance and On-Site Coordination

Step Seven: Finalizing Your Filming Project