Filming on public roads and in public parking lots – how to apply for a permit

German version

General information

For filming on public roads and in public parking lots, a permit must be obtained.

Requirements

Detailed information on the exact location and time of your shoot

Deadlines

  • For photo and film permits that are not expected to require an on-site meeting: at least ten working days before the start of the shoot
  • For permits that require an on-site meeting: at least 20 working days before the start of the shoot
  • For applications limited to no stopping zones (if the photo or filming location is indoors) at least six working days in advance
    Applications for vehicle entry permits (sample: 5 KB PDF) (German)

Contact

Traffic Management and Organisation (MA 46) (German)
1120 Vienna, Niederhofstraße 21
Customer service centre, 1st floor, entrance 1120 Vienna, Ignazgasse 4
Phone: +43 1 955 59
Fax: +43 1 81114-99-92637
E-Mail: post@ma46.wien.gv.at

Permits/notifications must be collected in person Customer service centre, 1st floor, entrance 1120 Vienna, Ignazgasse 4 Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8 am to 3 pm

Procedure

An on-site meeting usually increases the time it will take to process your application. On-site meetings are required in the following cases:

  • If main or side streets have to be closed
  • If traffic has to be stopped on main arteries (even if the duration is under five minutes)
  • In special circumstances (for example much frequented pavements or pedestrian zones, etc.)

Documents required

Written application using the two PDF forms below.

Fees

  • EUR 14.30 for the application
  • EUR 21.80 per hour of actual shooting time - minimum amount EUR 54.50
  • EUR 37.78 for each no stopping zone
  • Exception permits (for example for pedestrian zones, pavements) are charged separately

You can pay the charges with an Austrian bank card or in cash at the cash desk at the customer service centre.

Billing and payment (German)
For questions related to payment please contact the City of Vienna cashier's offices coordination office (German)

Processing time

The duration depends on whether an on-site meeting is necessary.

If a no stopping zone is required, you must put up the respective road signs at least 24 hours before the no stopping zone enters into force. By this time, you must already be in possession of the corresponding administrative order (Bescheid). Please take this into account when planning the processing times for your project.

Form

  • Application for a permit for filming in public traffic areas: 135 KB PDF (German)
  • Application for a permit to park vehicles in the course of a film shooting: 91 KB PDF (German)

Further information

If you wish to make any changes to a permit already granted (e.g. new time, date or location), you need to submit a new application. The above deadlines also apply in this case.

Homepage: Vienna Film Commission