NYC considers fee for filming on city property

Public hearing on issue will be held Oct. 2

NEW YORK -- New York City is discussing proposals that would introduce a $3,200 administrative fee for filming in interior spaces at city properties under the jurisdiction of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

The city said Thursday that the DCAS has proposed the amendment to current rules that govern filming and photography on facilities under its jurisdiction that require permits from the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.

"The purpose of these proposed rules is to provide clear guidance to productions and individuals who wish to engage in film and photography shoots on DCAS properties," the city agencies said.

Public comments on the issue can be sent to DCAS in writing or be made at a public hearing on Oct. 2.