Village of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 9-16-1983 by L.L. No. 9-1983 (Ch. 23 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
No person, persons, organization, corporation, group or other entity of any kind shall film or photograph a commercial, movie, documentary, television program or any other presentation upon the streets, sidewalks or any other property owned by the Village of East Hampton or located within the corporate boundaries thereof without first obtaining a permit for such activity.
B. 
Any person, persons, organization, corporation or group desiring a permit for the aforesaid purpose shall make an application therefor on a form to be obtained from either the Clerk or the Chief of Police of the Village of East Hampton. Said application shall contain the name and address of the applicant; the name and address of the organization, group or corporation, if applicable; the proposed location of the filming; and the date(s) and time the permit is intended to cover.
Every application for a filming permit shall include proof of a public liability insurance policy, to be approved by the Village Attorney, covering the Village of East Hampton as an additional insured, in the amount of $500,000 single limit, for the duration of the filming. The applicant shall also agree to assume all liability for and will indemnify and hold the Village of East Hampton harmless of and free from any and all damages that occur to persons or property by reason of said filming.
[Amended 1-21-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994; 9-19-2008 by L.L. No. 10-2008; 11-18-2016 by L.L. No. 16-2016]
A. 
Every application for a filming permit must be approved by the Village Clerk of the Village of East Hampton, or their designee, and the Police Department shall be responsible for any street closing and/or temporary traffic regulations necessary during filming. Approval shall be conditioned upon the applicant's agreeing to reimburse the Village of East Hampton for the actual costs of providing such police officers or traffic control officers as the Chief of Police, or his designee, deems necessary for the protection of the citizens or for the control of traffic during said filming.
B. 
The application shall be accompanied by a fee as set by resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees. In addition, in the event that the Chief of Police, or his designee, determines that police officers or traffic control officers will be required for the protection of the citizens or for the control of traffic, the applicants shall file an additional fee of $1,000 to cover the actual cost to the Village of providing said police officers or traffic control officers. To the extent that the actual cost to the Village of providing police officers or traffic control officers is less than $1,000, the balance shall be remitted to the applicant at the termination of his filming.
Any fee collected under this chapter shall be paid either in cash or by check made payable to the Village of East Hampton.
A. 
Upon proper completion of the application by the applicant, said application shall be signed by the Village Clerk, and except as hereafter provided, a permit shall issue.
[Amended 11-18-2016 by L.L. No. 16-2016]
B. 
Said filming permit shall issue from and be signed by the Village Clerk and shall set forth the name of the filmer and the location, date and time for such filming.
C. 
A copy of said permit shall be forwarded to the Chief of Police by the Village Clerk.
D. 
A copy of said permit shall be available for inspection by the Village Clerk, or their designees, at the site of the filming and throughout the duration of said filming.
[Amended 11-18-2016 by L.L. No. 16-2016]
E. 
A permit may be denied if the Chief of Police, or his designee, determines that the proposed filming constitutes a threat to public safety, health or welfare by reason of time, location or duration of the filming or will unduly interfere with vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic.
Any person, persons, organization, corporation or group not complying with any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of $250.