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Our varied locations, historic districts and diverse architectural styles are among the reasons the Louisiana Northshore is the perfect locale for your next film production. We offer custom assistance including permitting guidance, accommodations rate assistance, industry contacts, and workforce development. And, Louisiana's beneficial tax incentives just help sweeten the deal. Blaze the Louisiana Film Trail to learn about the unique sites around the State that many of our favorite feature films were shot.
All productions, general B-roll and student films shooting in unincorporated St. Tammany Parish are required to apply for a film permit from St. Tammany Parish Government, as managed by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission. A permit from St. Tammany Parish Government is not required for productions operating entirely within the city limits of Covington, Mandeville and Slidell, or in the towns of Madisonville and/or Abita Springs.
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One Permit Application is required for every film production in St. Tammany Parish.
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At this time, filming in areas owned and operated by St. Tammany Parish Government is not permitted, including the grounds and parking areas of Camp Salmen Nature Park, the Tammany Trace hike/bike path, the Kids Konnection Playground and St. Tammany Parish Fishing Pier in Slidell. This does not include trailhead facilities, which are city properties and require permits from the governing authority listed above.
Filming in Fontainebleau State Park and Fairview-Riverside State Park require a permit from the State of Louisiana. Click here for more information: Louisiana State Park Film & Photo Policy. St. Tammany Parish Government does not require a permit for productions operating solely within the parks; however, please complete our online application so we can provide support for your production and track economic activity.
W-9 - St. Tammany Parish Government
DOTD - Temporary Occupancy Permit Form
Louisiana State Park Film & Photo Policy
Photographing Your Property for Film Production
What to Expect after Listing Your Property
The St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission maintains a free database of St. Tammany locations that are available for use in films, television shows, commercials, music video, photo shoots, digital media projects and more. We receive requests from media industry professionals seeking a wide range of locations, including: small towns, courthouses, parks, farms, restaurants, small businesses, hospitals, and so on. If you own or manage a property in St. Tammany Parish that you would like to be considered as a production location, we welcome your submission for inclusion in our locations database. Submit your property for consideration by completing our online submission form.
Applicants are required to submit a Film Permit Application no later than 5 days prior to the commencement of filming. Film Permits are issued at varying costs.
Below are the documents which must be submitted:
All documents may be uploaded with the Permit Application and/or Location Request or emailed directly to Roberta@LouisianaNorthshore.com