We’re Ready for Our Close-up!
The Township of Langley’s unique neighbourhoods, streetscapes, buildings, and green spaces have been featured in many US and Canadian feature films, made for TV movies, commercials, and TV series.
The Township's Film Coordinator can assist you with paperwork, location information, and facilitate your filming needs while also addressing the needs of our residents.
If you don’t find the information you need below, contact the Film Coordinator Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm:
Applications and Permits
At least 14 days prior to the proposed filming start date (and sooner if your project impacts heritage resources, is large in scope, or occurs during sensitive periods), submit the following materials to the Film Coordinator by email to email@example.com or by fax to 604.533.6098:
More information is also available below under Applications, Guidelines, and Bylaws.
Sites and Services
We have six communities each of individual character, size, and land use containing:
- rural/agricultural land and buildings
- green space, parks, and natural corridors
- retail (big box outlets and strip malls)
- commercial/industrial parks
- streets and roads
- heritage buildings and sites
Contact the Film Coordinator if you require these or any other municipal services:
- fire and protective services
- rental of municipal properties, parks, and parking lots
- RCMP traffic control assistance
Fees, Deposit, and Insurance
For an approximate listing of filming costs, click here find the Schedule of Fees.
The Film Coordinator will determine the security deposit amount required for your production. The minimum deposit is $500.
A Certificate of Liability Insurance for a minimum of $3 million valid for the duration of filming is required. The policy must name the Township of Langley as additional insured.
Applications, Guidelines, and Bylaws
- Filming Guidelines: These guidelines include requirements of production companies and how to:
- apply to film in the Township of Langley
- film on municipal property
- film in commercial and film-sensitive areas
- work with local residents and businesses
- register a complaint or provide feedback
- Film Application: This form is not a film permit. It’s an application requesting permission to film in the Township of Langley.
- Business Licence Application: Application to apply for a business licence in the Township of Langley.
- Highways Use Permit Application: A Highways Use Permit is required for any of the following activities taking place during filming:
- traffic obstructions, detours, and partial or full road closures
- temporary traffic obstruction or delays
- parking restrictions
- works on municipal rights-of-way
- Highway and Traffic Bylaw: If filming or proposed parking areas take place on or in Township roads or rights-of-way, a Highways Use Permit is required. A proposed traffic control plan and parking plan must comply with the Workers Compensation Board’s Industrial Health and Safety Regulations and the Ministry of Transportation and Highways Traffic Control Manual for Work on Roadways. See bylaw for complete details.
- Noise Bylaw: All filming related activity, including move-ins and wrap-up, must occur between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm, as per the noise bylaw.
- Sample Neighbourhood Polling Letter: If a curfew extension is required, a poll letter needs to be issued to determine neighbourhood support.
- Sample Neighbourhood Notification Letter: The production company is responsible for hand delivering a filming notification letter to all residents and businesses directly affected by the filming project.
- Wrap Sheet: Your feedback is important to us to keep the Township of Langley film friendly from beginning to end. Thank you for your participation.
Click here to view our list of current film projects.
Canadian Resources for Film Makers
Canada Revenue Agency provides corporations with tax information for behind-the-scenes personnel, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit, film services units, and information for non-resident actors.