Village of Warwick, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warwick 3-17-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014; amended in its entirety 11-21-2016 by L.L. No. 19-2016. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village has received frequent requests to film in the community. This chapter is intended to establish guidelines for filming in the Village and to create consistency in the manner in which the Village handles applications for filming.
A. 
No commercial, movie, television program, documentary or similar audio visual production or any portion thereof shall be filmed, videotaped or recorded in any media format or otherwise made on any private property in the Village of Warwick without first obtaining a permit from the Village. For filming which will take a total of five days or less, the permit may be issued upon approval by the Mayor. Filming in any district zoned commercial, industrial, residential or other shall be permitted subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
The property must be of adequate size.
(2) 
All vehicles associated with the filming must be contained on the site or arrangements made to lawfully park vehicles off site.
(3) 
Travel on local streets to the site is restricted to 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
B. 
Application for a permit shall be submitted to the Village on an application form to be provided by the Village Clerk.
C. 
Permit applications must be submitted at least two working days prior to the date any on-site activity in connection with filming is commenced for filming which will take five days or less. For all other filming, application must be submitted 30 days prior to the date that any on-site activity in connection with filming is commenced.
D. 
Operational limitations.
(1) 
Filming shall not be conducted at the same location (i.e., in the same building or at the same street address) more than 30 calendar days within any twelve-month period.
(2) 
Filming shall not be conducted at the same location within 14 days of another filming.
(3) 
No applicant shall allow any filming for which a permit has been issued to be conducted prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. unless otherwise expressly approved by the Village.
(4) 
No applicant shall allow equipment used in connection with such filming, including but not limited to lights, generators and related equipment, to be set up or operated at the location described in the permit application prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. unless otherwise expressly approved by the Village.
(5) 
For districts zoned for residential use, filming shall not be conducted at the same location more than twice per calendar year, with at least four months between filming.
(6) 
The Village may, in its discretion, waive any of the restrictions in the subsection and shall be permitted to impose reasonable conditions in doing so.
E. 
The Village shall have the authority to approve or disapprove an application for a permit and to establish such conditions for filming as deemed necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Warwick. The Village may also extend the hours of filming on private property, subject to any conditions and additional fees deemed necessary and appropriate.
F. 
A certificate of insurance must be submitted with the application, naming the Village of Warwick as an additional insured and in compliance with other conditions established by the Village Board in the following minimum amounts:
(1) 
Property damage: $2,000,000 per individual; $2,000,000 per occurrence.
(2) 
Personal injury: $2,000,000 per individual; $2,000,000 per occurrence.
A. 
No commercial, movie, television program, documentary or similar audiovisual production or any portion thereof shall be filmed, videotaped or recorded in any media format or otherwise made on any public property in the Village of Warwick, including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, parks and buildings without first obtaining a permit from the Village Board. A permit shall be required for the running of cable, the placing or storing of equipment of any kind, the parking of vehicles or any other film-related activity on any public property or any other use of public property for the purpose of making audiovisual productions.
B. 
Application for a permit shall be submitted to the Village Board on an application form to be provided by the Village Clerk.
C. 
Permit applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date any on-site activity in connection with filming is to commence.
D. 
A certificate of insurance must be submitted with the application, naming the Village of Warwick as an additional insured and in compliance with other conditions established by the Village Board in the following minimum amounts:
(1) 
Property damage: $2,000,000 per individual; $2,000,000 per occurrence.
(2) 
Personal injury: $2,000,000 per individual; $2,000,000 per occurrence.
E. 
Operational limitations.
(1) 
No applicant shall allow any filming for which a permit has been issued to be conducted prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m.
(2) 
No applicant shall allow any equipment used in connection with such filming, including but not limited to lights, generators and related equipment, to be set up or operated at the location described in the permit application prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m.
F. 
The Village Board shall have the authority to approve or disapprove an application for a permit and to establish such conditions for filming as deemed necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Warwick. The Village Board may also extend the hours of filming on public property, subject to any conditions and additional fees deemed necessary and appropriate.
Unless otherwise noted herein, requests for film productions which will exceed five days must be submitted to the Village Board at least 30 days prior to the date filming will take place. The Village Board may establish any fee it deems reasonable and appropriate for such filming.
A. 
Applicants shall be responsible for all costs incurred by the Village in assigning police, fire, public works or other Village employees to facilitate or monitor the filming process.
B. 
The decision to assign Village employees shall be the responsibility of the Village.
C. 
Provisions for billing and collection of costs shall be determined at the time of the event.
Notwithstanding any section of this chapter, no applicant who has been previously convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be granted a permit hereunder for a period of 18 months from the date of such conviction.
A. 
Fees shall be adopted by resolution of the Village Board for:
(1) 
Filming by or for a nonprofit organization or the filming of a documentary, for each day, on either private or public property.
(2) 
Filming by a production company for a commercial by or for a profit-making entity, for each day, on either private or public property.
B. 
The schedule of fees, once adopted by the Village Board, will be available for inspection in the office of the Village Clerk. The Village Board shall be permitted to raise the level of any fee due under this chapter when the circumstances warrant.
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Editor’s Note: See Ch. 63, Fees.
A. 
Any person who violates the provisions set forth in this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 per day for each day that the violation continues and/or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days.
B. 
The imposition of such penalty shall not be the Village's exclusive remedy in the event of a violation of this chapter. The Village may pursue any and all other legal remedies available in connection with any violation of this chapter.