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2020 Film & Photo Shoot Permit Application

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  2. TOWN OF NANTUCKET

    FILMING PERMIT APPLICATION

  3. INTRODUCTION

    This online application is intended as a convenience for beginning the film permitting process. Please fill all applicable form fields as completely and accurately as possible. For any inquiries please call 508-325-4166 during business hours Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.

  4. APPLICANT INFORMATION - REQUIRED

  5. Host Type

  6. Non-profit organizations are required to show proof of non-profit status

  7. PROJECT OVERVIEW

  8. Filming Type

  9. Please list all dates for requested filming

  10. Please attach a complete production schedule, including dates, hours, location, and crew size.

  11. Will Event Require Any Road Or Sidewalk To Be Blocked Or Closed?

    If any public streets, sidewalks or roads are to be partially or totally blocked, the applicant must submit a Sidewalk / Street Blocking permit form as a part of the application. This form must list all locations to be blocked. The Police Department may require an onsite Officer Detail during filming / video / photo projects for reasons of public safety. The film production company will be responsible for all public relations with private citizens, businesses, and residents who may be affected by parking of vehicles and street closures. The film production company must notify in writing those individuals who may be affected by filming activities.

  12. Important Notice - Filming on Milestone Road

    Any film projects involving Milestone Road (the State Highway) will require approval of Massachusetts Department of Transportation as this road falls under their jurisdiction.

  13. Important Notice - Filming in Downtown or Historic 'Sconset Districts

    Commercial filming or photography in the Downtown and 'Sconset Historic Districts is strictly regulated with minimal productions allowed from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If interested in filming during this time period contact Marina Dzvonik at mdzvonik@police.nantucket-ma.gov

  14. EQUIPMENT & CREW

  15. Descriptions of action stunts involving pyrotechnics, loud or continuous noise, large groups of people, high intensity lighting or extensive on-site equipment must be included on the application so that potential impact on the neighborhoods can be adequately assessed.

  16. NOTICES FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS

  17. All Filming must comply with the 10:00 pm Noise Ordinance. Requests for extension past 10:00 pm must be approved by the Select Board.

  18. Important Notice - Filming in Downtown or Historic 'Sconset Districts

    Filming or photography in the Downtown and 'Sconset Historic Districts is strictly regulated with minimal productions allowed from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If interested in filming during this time period contact Marina Dzvonik at mdzvonik@police.nantucket-ma.gov.

  19. Please contact Marina Dzvonik at mdzvonik@police.nantucket-ma.gov to learn more about beach permitting authorities and process to request permission. Please note that the use of public beaches may be limited during summer season. Use of privately owned beaches and locations requires the written approval of the property owner / controlling agency.

  20. HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

    In consideration of permission to use the public property, facility or services described herein, the Applicant agrees to save and hold the Town of Nantucket, its agents, servants, and employees harmless from any and all liabilities or costs arising out of the use of the described premises by the Applicant, the Applicant's guests, employees, subcontractors, and/or other persons. The Applicant acknowledges that the permission to utilize the facilities is limited to the portion of the premises herein described (if applicable), and that the permission is valid only for the activity herein described. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Hold Harmless Agreement shall be applicable to any claim asserted against the Town of Nantucket, its agents, servants, and employees, and for any loss incurred arising out of the Applicant's activity whether or not such claim or loss extends beyond the permitted type or locale of activity or occurs on a different date than specified. Commercial General Liability is required in the amount of $1,000,000 CSL (combined single limit) with the Town and County of Nantucket added as an additional insured.

  21. By typing your name in the applicant signature field(s), and submitting this form electronically (via email), you affirm that all information contained within this document was completed truthfully, and to the best of your knowledge and you understand that your electronic signature is considered legally binding the same as signing your physical signature by hand.

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