Filming In New Jersey

The state of New Jersey is situated on the East Coast and as part of the thirteen original colonies hosts of many historical sites. With picture-perfect beaches and beautiful towns, the state has a lot of fantastic places to shoot.

When shooting in New Jersey you should get in contact with the New Jersey Motion Picture/TV Commission and the local film commissions in the state. The film commissions will help and guide you through the process when shooting in the state. For more information about their services, visit their websites.

Film Insurance Requirements in the State of
New Jersey

New Jersey contains 21 counties and 566 municipalities. Each city and town has its own unique regulations pertaining to film production. New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission staff members are well versed in these matters, and should be consulted before specific communities are approached.

As a rule, filmmakers working in New Jersey are required to carry general liability insurance in the amount of $1 million ($2 million in the City of Newark). Additional insurance may be required of crews using pyrotechnic effects or performing stunts. Typically, production companies are asked to present certificates of insurance naming property owners as "additional insured." Further, property owners must be relieved of all liability in connection with production work taking place on their respective locations.

Many cities and towns in the state have no formal permit procedure. However, permits are generally required for filming such locations as county, state and national parks and historic sites, state and county highways, railroad and airport terminals and military posts.

New Jersey Motion Picture/TV Commission

153 Halsey Street

P.O. Box 47023

Newark, NJ 07101

United States

+1 (973) 648-6279

Disclaimer: The encapsulated production information on this page is provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as advice. While we do our utmost to keep all information up to date, production requirements change often. The best source for details is the film office itself.

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