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Filming in Ann Arbor

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This page is designed to assist those interested in film production within the City of Ann Arbor. 

General Film Questions: Lisa Wondrash, Communications Director, at (734) 794-6152, e-mail at

Sidewalk, rights of way and street permits: Chris Rachwal, City of Ann Arbor Project Management, (734) 794-6410 ext. 43648, e-mail:

City of Ann Arbor Police Services and traffic control: Sergeant Bill Clock, (734) 794-6940, ext. 49403, e-mail: If Police assistance is needed, 7-days advance notice is required for scheduling. 

Parks and Recreation Location Rentals, including the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market: Jessica Black, Parks and Recreation Facility Supervisor, 794-6000, x42502, e-mail: A location agreement is required to be executed for filming activities in City parks. This agreement will be provided by the City Attorney's Office.

Rights of way and sidewalk occupancy permits, Planning and Development Permits Desk, (734) 794-6267, option 5.

Signs, signals, street barricades and infrastructure: Chuck Fojtik, Public Works Supervisor, (734) 794-6350, ext. 43332.  

Street closure approval or schedule of special event in Ann Arbor: Debra Williams, Community Services Area, (734) 794-6000, ext. 42198, e-mail:

Parking meter bagging, onsite street parking, surface lots or parking structure inquiries: Contact Republic Parking at (734) 761-7235

Film and Video Location Form     

In order to better assist large productions with city services specific to film requests, a completed film form may be submitted to the city. This application is not necessary for small films or videography that doesn't require city services. The application is not a permit. The City of Ann Arbor does not have a film ordinance or permits specific to filming only.  

‚ÄčLisa Wondrash
Communications Director 
301 E. Huron, 3rd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI