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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Movie Production or Filming 

The City of Ann Arbor's film page provides information on filming within the City.

If you have any questions about the Film and Video Location Application or filming on city-owned property, please contact Lisa Wondrash, Communications Director, at 734.794.6152 or via e-mail at [email protected] 

Special Events

Primary contacts

Debra Williams
734.794.6000 x42198
[email protected]

Sgt Andrew Vainner
734.794.6000 x49403
[email protected]


Submit your application via our new online portal at stream.a2gov.org

Applications for both Competitive and Non-Competitive Special Events must be submitted a minimum of 60 working days in advance of the proposed event, especially if the event will include street closings.  Please be sure to include a description of what the event is as well as a map of the route/location/setup of the event.  Failure to include a description and/or map will slow processing of the application.  A non-refundable $34.00 permit processing fee is due at the time the application is submitted.

To request financial assistance from the City for your event, see the Community Events Fund Application Process below.

Notification for special event street closings can only be done electronically.

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Click here to view a listing of all road and lane closures.

Community Events Fund Application Process

The City of Ann Arbor wishes to support activities that promote or bring the community together in its richness. When the Community Events Fund was established, the purpose was to allow non-profit organizations to apply for funds to help defray the costs of community events that are open to the public. 

Typically, these funds pay for city fees related to barricade placement, police services, electricity turn on/off fees, trash receptacles, permit fees, or city facility rental. In other instances, the funds may provide for supplies for children’s free activities or workshops.  Applicants are encouraged to list environmentally friendly and sustainability focused event activities on their application. These funds do not cover costs associated with advertising, wages, insurance premiums, printing, mailing costs, entertainment, or private events.

​​Community Events Fund applications must be received in the City Administrator's Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2024. Late applications are not accepted. The event date must fall within the fiscal year dates of July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Higgins in the City Administrator’s Office at 734.794.6110 or by email at [email protected].  


Apply online:  Community Events Fund Online Application​​