Commercial Photography and Film Regulations

If you’re planning to undertake any commercial photography or filming activities within Pierce Township, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with our guidelines and complete the necessary application processes. This page provides all the information you need to ensure a smooth and compliant production experience.


1. Filming Permit Application

To conduct commercial photography or filming in Pierce Township, you must complete the Filming Permit Application. This document requires detailed information about your production, including contact details, production dates, locations, crew size, and insurance information. It ensures that all activities are adequately insured and compliant with local regulations.

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2. Filming Guidelines

Our Filming Guidelines outline the rules and regulations for conducting commercial photography and filming activities. These guidelines include important provisions such as prohibitions on damage to township property, insurance requirements, street and sidewalk closure protocols, and additional fees for necessary police and fire personnel. Adherence to these guidelines is mandatory for all productions.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How can I submit my application? You can submit your completed application by mailing or delivering it to the Pierce Township Special Events Department at 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245. Alternatively, you can email it to or fax it to 513-752-8418.

2. How can I pay my permit fee? The $250 permit fee must be included with your application. Payments can be made by cash or check and mailed or delivered to the Pierce Township Special Events Department at the above address.

3. What happens after submitting my application and fee? After submission, you will need to present the details and logistics of your production to the Pierce Township Special Events Department. This can be done virtually or in person.

4. How long does it take to get a permit? Permit processing can take between 10 to 21 days, depending on the complexity of your production logistics.

5. What if my production requires street or sidewalk closures? Any street or sidewalk closures must be submitted to the Pierce Township Special Events Department at least 21 days before the proposed start date of the activity.

6. Are additional fees required for police or fire personnel? Yes, additional fees will apply if police or fire personnel are deemed necessary for your production. These fees are assessed on an hourly basis.

7. What are the insurance requirements? You must provide a certificate of insurance with Pierce Township named as an additional insured. This is to ensure coverage for all activity dates, including installation and teardown.

8. Are approved permits transferable? No, approved permits are nontransferable. If a permit is lost, you will need to reapply and pay a new permit fee.

9. Who do I contact for more questions? For further inquiries, you can call 513-947-2033 or email

For more detailed information, please refer to the linked documents or contact our office directly. We are here to assist you in ensuring your production is successful and compliant with all township regulations.