Permits & Procedures Relevant to Filmmakers and Game Developers
Laws and regulations for resident and non-resident child actors and extras under the age of 18 working in Texas.
Information about hiring film crews.
Texas Talent Agency Act
Effective September 1, 2011, Texas no longer requires talent agencies in Texas to obtain licenses from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Please see our Production FAQ for more information.
Online resources regarding filming with drones.
Information about Workers’ Compensation Insurance coverage in Texas.
Rules for individuals working with pyrotechnic devices and flame effects.
How to bring certain commercial vehicles in to Texas for production purposes.
Information on animal handling during a production and transporting coyotes, skunks, raccoons and foxes into Texas for your project.
How to use a road, street, highway or public right-of-way during production.
How to use state-owned locations such as state buildings, prisons, garages, etc. for production.
Information on using sales tax exemptions for items and services used in production.
Requirements for having hotel occupancy taxes waived.
Rules for obtaining fuel tax refunds.
Requirements for reselling items used in production including props, costumes and office furniture.