Filming in Dacorum

Aldbury village and pond

Dacorum offers a wide range of filming locations from quaint towns and villages and beautiful parks to modern towns and business parks - and is conveniently located close to world-class filming studios, making it a fantastic place to film.

We welcome film and TV companies to the area and recognise the benefits that filming and film tourism can bring to the economy. We also recognise that we have to balance this with the needs of our residents and local businesses and the use of our public resources. This means that we may not always be able to welcome and accommodate all filming requests, or may need to restrict filming activities to particular days and/or times to minimise the impact. We will tell you as soon as possible should this be the case.

Productions filmed in Dacorum include:

  • After Life
  • Endeavour
  • A Confession
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Grantchester
  • Killing Eve

We can provide the help and support that is needed to help you find the best location for your production.

Filming guidelines and process

For more information, please view our  Filming Guidance (PDF 462KB).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we will require all production companies to give written agreement to abide by Creative England’s COVID-19 Action List for Filming in Public Locations.

We also require lead COVID-19 contact details and recommend that production crews on location display a copy of the  Staying COVID-19 secure poster (PDF 364KB).

Filming code of practice

For further information, please view our  Filming Code of Practice (PDF 436KB).

Fees and charges

There is a £125 plus VAT administration fee for all filming applications.

Where filming takes place on council property (for example, parks), or areas managed by Dacorum Borough Council (for example, shopping areas) the charges are:

  • up to one hour - £205 plus VAT
  • between one and four hours - £470 plus VAT
  • half day (four to six hours) - £800 plus VAT
  • seven hours or more - £1,200 plus VAT

Exceptions may be made for student productions.

If, for any reason, you cancel your filming requirements following your application, please notify us at the earliest opportunity. We are unable to refund any filming administration fee once this has been processed. A failure to notify us in good time of cancellation of filming on council-owned and/or managed land will result in the full filming charges being levied.

Apply

Apply to film in Dacorum

Register your property to be used as a filming location

Film makers are always on the look-out for all manner of properties to film outside or inside and yours could be just what they are looking for! If you're interested in offering yours as a film location, you can register it on Creative England’s free database.

Interested in working in film or TV?

If you'd like to work as crew or have a facility to offer production crews, you can register on Creative England’s free database.

Warning signCoronavirus (COVID-19): We continue to provide services online and via telephone. However, we recognise that in some cases you will need an appointment with an officer, and will therefore be offering limited pre-booked appointments at the Forum for urgent enquiries. Please call 01442 228000 and ask for the service you require. For council service updates and other advice, please see our COVID-19 page×