A permit must normally be obtained from the location owner or public authority for all types of film or photo shoots on location in Denmark and Sweden.
Applications for permits must contain exact information about who wants to shoot what, where and when.
The cost of a permit varies according to the location, as well as the nature and size of the production. Generally, the cost level is very reasonable compared with other European capitals.
The Oresund Film Commission recommends all international productions to work with a local location manager and a production company. It is obviously an advantage to have local knowledge about the required permits for carrying out any kind of production, however big or small. This guarantees that the production will finish on schedule and on budget.
The Oresund Film Commission is on call to guide you through the necessary permits and provide information about what people and government agencies to contact.
Working with a location manager it rarely takes more than three to five business days to obtain a shooting permit in the Oresund Region.
It may at times be hard to get access to certain frequently used locations in Copenhagen. If that is the case, the Film Commission will put its excellent government connections to work for you or suggest viable alternate locations.
As far as private buildings and parks are concerned, suffice it to say that the Oresund Region is generally very positively inclined to filmmakers. Obviously, the sooner you establish contact, the better.
As a general rule you do not need a shooting permit, unless you are blocking a road, interfering with traffic or trade or causing any disturbance in the area you are shooting in.
In any event, it is always a good idea to contact local police and municipal authorities when shooting on public ground. A police permit costing SEK 500 can be obtained at a local police station.
Application forms in Swedish can be downloaded here.
More information can be found at www.polisen.se (mostly in Swedish).
Parking permits are usually obtained from local municipal authorities. Costs vary, depending on the location.