Filming permit

Filming permits and official procedures on Mallorca

Are you looking for the right location for your video shoot or for an incomparable photo shoot? Palma Movies supports you in the administrative and legal execution of your production. Whether it’s dealing with the authorities, applying for and submitting filming permits to the local offices or the professional selection of a suitable location – Palma Movies is a competent and responsible partner for the professional realisation of your production on Mallorca. Our multilingual location managers will accompany you personally through all the work that needs to be done before, during and after the production. On the Balearic Islands, including Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca, a valid filming permit is essential – the increasing number of foreign camera and production teams on the Balearic Islands has caused the checks by the Guardia Civil, Policia Nacional and commissioned officials to skyrocket. The formerly simple application for a filming permit has therefore been made unnecessarily difficult. What previously could only be approved by the respective municipality must now be submitted to at least three official bodies. To make matters worse, only a Spanish resident or a Spanish company with a valid tax number can apply for a filming permit in Mallorca.

All recording activities require mandatory liability insurance. It covers all damages that a production may cause to third parties. The insurance obligation also applies to foreign companies.

Filming Permit Costs Mallorca

Filming permits in Mallorca, as in all other cities, can consist of many levies. Municipal charges through occupation of public space, police services, supplies, etc. for films and audiovisual productions vary depending on the municipality, type of production, time and area.

The production company is obliged to pay the costs for services. Local police, staff, parking, cleaning of public roads, water, electricity etc are included in the calculation.

Filming in public places on Mallorca

Each municipality has its own rules and fees related to the use of municipal public areas and roads for filming.

The application process for all municipalities is the same and should always be done as early as possible. In the application should include the data of the responsible production company as well as a contact person and telephone and as much information as possible, clearly and distinctly on operational requirements and filming report: dates and times of filming , the distribution area, subject to parking and the number of technical data, the number of people, time for preparation and collection of props and decorations, and so on.

Duration of Filming Permit Application Mallorca

Getting permission to film on Mallorca can quickly become a problem for foreigners. Most production companies from Germany hire local location scouts. We are your one-stop shop for filming permits and many other products. Depending on the location on Mallorca, the application for a filming permit can take up to 3 months. If there is still a beach to be filmed, there are often further delays. At PalmaMovies we know the right people in the right offices and can help you speed up the process. Often a filming permit can be obtained within a few working days, while the official waiting time can be up to 3 months. We would of course appreciate it if you would give us as much time as possible!

Catering in Mallorca

In most municipalities it is forbidden to organise a catering service in public. In every municipality it is possible to obtain a permit to supply your own staff. However, it is always the responsibility of the production company to ensure that all waste is disposed of properly.