Special Event Planning
A Beach Permit is needed for any type of activity beyond that of usual beachgoers taking place on the City of Tybee Island’s beach areas. The beach is a public area and the City is not permitted to reserve, block off, or make any area private from public access at any time. The City does not approve more than one permit in the same area at the same time.
A special event application is required for an event that is open to the public (i.e. festival, parade, fireworks, race), and/or requires city services (i.e. parking, public safety needs, vending). Consideration of special event applications is on a first come, first served basis and may take up to sixty (60) days.
Details are included within the following forms that must be completed and submitted for consideration:
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The City of Tybee Island requires persons engaged in filming, videotaping, motion picture production, and still photography that is for commercial use within city limits to obtain permission through the application process. Use of the beach, a city park, and/or city owned building require a separate application (noted to the left) for approval. If you are filming on the beach you will need both a beach and film permit.
The time frame for review and approval of request to undertake any production activity is dependent on the scope of activity.
The City has welcomed many motion picture, feature film and commercial production companies seeking an attractive community along the Georgia coast as a location over the past few decades. Production companies have found Tybee to be the ideal beach town for their projects due to the variety of picturesque backdrops from our distinct downtown, vast marshes, historic neighborhoods, to the three-plus miles of breathtaking beach areas.
Details and guidelines are included within the following form that must be completed and submitted for consideration:
Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis and should not conflict with annual island events or activities, major holiday weekends, and times during “season” in which the island experiences high-peek numbers of visitors. Please note that Tybee Island’s “season” is continually expanding, beginning as early as President’s Day Weekend and not ending until as late as Thanksgiving.