Film Elbert

Elbert County is a smart place to film your next project. Between idylic downtown settings, historic buildings, granite quarries, and a 26,000 acre lake with no docks or houses, we have everything you need for your next project to be a success. 

Only 2 hours East of Atlanta, and an easy 30 mile drive from Athens, Elbert County is perfectly accessible. 

For more information on Elbert County including the cities of Elberton and Bowman, please contact the local Camera Liaison Representative listed below:

Camera Ready Liaison for Elbert County, Georgia

Leslie Friedman, Elbert Co. Chamber of Commerce

leslie@elbertchamber[dot]com or 706-283-5651

Filming Requirements

It’s easy to Film in Elbert County! 

Anyone interested in filming needs to fill out the following Project Registration Form. After filling out the form, you will be contacted within 24 hours via email.


You do not need a film permit to film in Elbert County. However, certain types of filming might require public assembly permits from the Elberton Police Department. 

You will need a public assembly permit from the Police Department IF…

  • You are filming within the City limits of Elberton AND
  • Plan on blocking/closing roads AND/OR
  • Will make excessive noise between 11pm and 7am in a residential or downtown district AND/OR
  •  Crowds will be gathered AND/OR

The Elberton Police Department can be reached at 706-213-3130. Chief Mark Welsh will be responsible for permitting. 

Locations of Interest

Please contact the Camera Ready Liaison listed above for more information about any of these locations. Additionally, information about locations can be found on the Reel Scout website. 

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