City Code specifies that those individuals and companies who intend to engage in commercial filming activities in Mission Hills. Commercial filming, as defined by the Code, means any photography, filming, video, or another photographic process at any location within the City, including preparation and cleanup of a location, for a commercial purpose. The permit process for commercial filming activities and, more generally, this section of the Code, is intended to protect those residents who may suffer adverse effects from such filming activities. These regulations are adopted to protect the health, safety, morals, comfort and general welfare, and conserve the values of property throughout the City.
The Code lists a set of conditions that provide an objective basis for determining if a particular commercial filming activity requires a permit. If the filming activity surpasses any one of the following conditions set forth by the Code, a member of the filming company must apply to the City for a permit:
1. The activities will involve more than three (3) vehicles of any size or any vehicle larger than a ¾ ton.
2. The activities will occur outside the times of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
3. The activities involve more than five persons.
4. The activities involve the use of the public right-of-way (any street, curb, sidewalk, island, boulevard,
parkway, park or other property owned, controlled or maintained by the City).
5. The activities involve any diversion or blockage of traffic within the city limits.
6. The activities may create a hazardous situation (please see application form for definition).
The application for a commercial filming permit shall be approved by the City Administrator within fifteen (15) days after its filing, unless it has been determined by the City Administrator that engaging in the proposed commercial filming activity would:
1. Constitute a hazardous situation and adequate safety precautions cannot be made to ensure public safety;
2. Last more than one month;
3. Require or involve the use of public right-of-way, City-owned property, overnight on-street parking, diversion
of traffic, and the City Administrator has not consented in writing to such activity; or
4. Interfere with or endanger the public peace or the rights of the residents of the City to the quiet, peaceful,
and unmolested enjoyment of their property.
Using Public Areas:
1. No alcoholic liquor can be consumed on or around the public park premises.
2. No stakes can be placed in the grounds of the public park, including tents or similar structures.
3. No confetti, rice or any other substance may be thrown on the ground.
4. Nothing can be placed in the fountains (including, but not limited to items such as dye, floating candles,
bubbles, flower petals, etc.)
5. Nothing can be placed on or affixed to any statuary, structures, or trees.
6. The property adjacent to the Verona Columns Park is privately owned – trespassing violations will be enforced. Please see the attached map – the property immediately behind (to the south of) the columns and the hedge is private property.
Failure to comply can result in a fine not to exceed $500 each day that a valid permit is not secured.
The permit application is available online: http://missionhillsks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46 Please contact City Hall at (913)362-9620 if you have any questions.