Trenton Spotlight

Film Office

With architecture from every era of American history, scenic green spaces and natural settings, and a thriving arts and cultural community, Trenton is considered one of the premier filming locations in the region.

The Trenton Downtown Association acts as a liaison for all film and video projects in the city. The City of Trenton generates a blanket film permit, free of charge, that is required for all additional permits through other city agencies.

Projects filming in Trenton will be required to submit a certificate of insurance to The City of Trenton. Film activity, including the parking of working vehicles on the City of Trenton streets, requires your production to additionally insure the City of Trenton. The standard coverage is $1,000,000 however, more coverage may be required. The following language must appear in the certificate holder box:


City of Trenton
319 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08618


This certificate may be emailed to

Some work will require permits from other respective City of Trenton agencies or departments. Examples include but are not limited to: Pyrotechnics, Street Closures/Parking Requests, Use of City-Owned Property and other public parks, etc.We will determine additonal permits required once we receive your application.





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