The City receives money from filming on City-owned property in accordance with fees set in the City of Dahlonega Film Ordinance.  The fee structure is competitive with other jurisdictions in the state and offsets project-related costs such as staff time, wear and tear on municipal facilities, metered water, etc. In the absence of fees, the expense would be borne by the public. The City does not receive money for shooting on private property nor do we participate in, negotiate on behalf of, or know the results of individual property owner negotiations. 

The North Georgia Film Office addresses the coordination for use of City/County facilities and rights-or ways.  We provide information about private property locations and contacts in support of the Georgia Camera Ready Program, but do not have a direct role in negotiations between production companies and use of private property. Direct conversations between private property owners and the production team often provides more specific information about the use of the property than the North Georgia Film Office would gather through the permitting process.  

The 2016 Great American Main Street Award winners have succeeded in making their towns an exciting place to live, work, play and visit through implementing historic preservation-based methodology for downtown revitalization.


May 24, 2016

I had such a great experience filming in Dahlonega. The city and county representatives are extremely helpful and eager to support film productions in any way possible. It’s pretty remarkable to come to a small, quaint mountain town like this to find such a professional, production ready atmosphere. Not only are you dealing with great people, but you’re also in one of the prettiest areas in Georgia!  I hope to be back soon!

Walter Thompson, Locations Manager

May 24, 2016

Downtown Dahlonega is a sparkling example of how careful planning, small business support and historic preservation can combine to create a thriving downtown. Its downtown district, art galleries, restored theater and courthouse stand out in North Georgia, making Dahlonega a viable place to do business. 

Patrice Frey, National Main Street Center

May 23, 2016

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Production Office for Dahlonega & the Georgia Mountain Region