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Producer Insights

The communities have been very supportive and local authorities have been great to work with. We had police and fire departments helping us as well as business owners and community leaders.

Incentives & Permits

Tax Incentives

An accommodation that is rented for thirty (30) days or more is exempt from both county innkeeper's tax and sales tax.


Permit Assistance

Film Indiana is here to serve as a liaison with property managers and owners, to assist with street closings and to help with anything else you made need along the way. The state does not require nor issue permits, however, many city and state-owned properties do and we can help you get in touch with the proper people. You'll find Indiana to be extremely low-hassle with many possibilities for low-cost film, television and commercial production.  See below for information on permitting for various locations across the state.

Consider hiring an Indiana location scout for assistance, click here for list

 

City of Gary
Gary Office of Film & Television
Ben Clement
ben.clement99@yahoo.com
(219) 644-7234


City of Indianapolis (Right-of-Ways)
Department of Code Enforcement
row@indy.gov
(317) 327-8583

Indianapolis Right-of-Way Permit Application
Fees


Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department 
(317) 327-6525


Indianapolis Parks
Indy Parks
Maureen Fall
maureen.fall@indy.gov
(317) 327-7035

Indy Parks Commercial Video & Photo Shoot Agreement


State Museum and Historic Sites
Kara S. Vetter
kvetter@indianamuseum.org
(317) 232-8179 


State Parks, Fish & Wildlife Areas
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Ginger Murphy
gmurphy@dnr.in.gov
(317) 232-4143

DNR Motion Picture - Audio - Commercial Photography Use Agreement Instructions for Production Companies and Photographers