What you need to know to film in Dallas related to Covid (updated July 2, 2020):

  • Open Texas Media Production Guideline – Governor Abbott has opened Texas to Media Production. Click HERE for safety protocol for on-set/on-location production.
  • Production Registration – The Texas Film Commission requests all productions to complete a “Texas Production Registration Form” as part of an effort to effectively communicate health and safety parameters for productions taking place in Texas.  Click HERE for the form.
  • The Dallas Office of Special Events has resumed issuing permits.  There may be additional restrictions depending on the location/situation.  Permit requirements are listed HERE.  The Park and Recreation Department is currently only approving permits of 10 people or less until further notice.  While filming no additional visitors, clients, office personnel, or other non-essential personnel associated with the production are allowed. Individuals should, to the extent feasible, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others. Face masks or fabric face coverings should always be worn by employers, employees, crew, cast (when not on camera) and contractors when on-set even when individuals are practicing social distancing.
  • Travel Restrictions – Texas has lifted air travel restrictions and mandated quarantines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  *Productions are also advised to stay updated on any travel restrictions that may be in place for cast or crew traveling to or from Texas.
  • Dallas County Amended: Effective June 19, 2020, all commercial entities in Dallas County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy. The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings.  Click HERE for additional information.
  • Local Restrictions on Outdoor Gatherings of 100+ and Open Texas Updates 6/26/20 – As COVID-19 cases rise in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has expanded the ability of mayors and county judges to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of over 100 people and has issued Executive Actions that will affect industry sectors such as bars, restaurants and some outdoor activities. More HERE.  If you plan to have a larger crew size exceeding 100+ people for your upcoming production, you will need to work with the local municipality to better understand any local orders in place. Regional Texas Film Commissions or Film Friendly Texas communities are available to help identify any applicable restrictions.


Other suggested guidelines:



Please note: we’ve added a Health / Safety category to our online directory.  Below are some of the added categories.  We are working to get additional companies and individuals registered.

If you are a local crew member or vendor interested in listing in the categories above, please go to our Production Directory to register.
We do require certification to list in some of these categories.