Film Permit

Production Insurance Requirements

The applicant shall procure and keep in full force and effect for the duration of filming, a minimum insurance written by an insurance company approved by the State of Texas and acceptable to the city and issued in the standard form approved by the Texas Dept. of Insurance. All provisions of each policy must be acceptable to the city and name the city and its officers and employees as additionally insured.

Standard insurance requirements apply.
1. Commercial General Liability Insurance including, but not limited to, Premises/Operations, Independent Contractors & Contractual Liability with minimum combined bodily injury( including death) coverage of $250,000 per person & $1,000,000 in the aggregate & property damage limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence & $1,000,000 in the aggregate. If filming in a “city facility or premises”, then, minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate is required. If filming involves use of pyrotechnics, explosives or fireworks, then $3,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate is required. If alcoholic beverages are sold, served, or otherwise made available, then Liquor Liability insurance with minimum limits of $1,000,000 for each claim & in the aggregate.
2. Workers’ Compensation Insurance with statutory limits; Employers Liability with minimum limits for bodily injury: a) by accident, $250,000 each accident, b) by disease, $250,000 each employee with a policy aggregate of $500,000.
3. Business Automobile Liability Insurance covering owned, hired, and non-owned vehicles, with a minimum combined bodily injury (including death) and property damage limit of $500,000 per occurrence and in the aggregate. NOTE: If filming involves “Stunts or Extended Car Chases”, then the minimum limit of coverage shall be $3,000,000 per occurrence, and in the aggregate.
4. If the filming involves the use of aircraft, then Aircraft Liability Insurance for owned, hired, and non-owned aircraft with a minimum limit of $5,000,000 per occurrence, & in the aggregate.

The Certificate of Insurance must accompany the permit before the El Paso Film Commission can process.

Filming Permit Application

Please contact us at 915-534-0696 or for the current film permit application.

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