The local institutions to be involved are to some extent defined by the plot of the film. Therefore foreign production companies are advised to cooperate with the Latvian production companies in applying for different permits that might be necessary in Riga and Latvia. The local companies already have experience and an established cooperation with various institutions which in its turn will contribute to the efficiency and quality of the filming process.

Contacts for filming on the territory of Riga

If filming involves the blocking of traffic please contact for consultations and scheduling:

Riga City Council Traffic Department  +371 67012708, +371 67012709

It is advisable to indicate the preliminary needs: dates of the planned shooting, locations and times.
Also, please note that in order to prepare:
- consultations should begin at least 15 days before the intended filming.
- official submission for permit must be made no later than 10 days before the scheduled filming.

As well as depending on the needs of the film project you may have to contact one of the following institutions:

Riga Municipal Police
Head of Administrative Department Jānis Znotiņš, +371 67037804

SIA „Rīgas Satiksme”
Chairman of Construction Projects Approval Commission Linda Bažbauere, +371 26678582
(Brīvības Street 191, 25.office. Mondays, Wednesdays 13.00-15.00)

Riga City Council Housing and Environment Department
Head of Legal Framework Department Kristīne Liepiņa, +371 28343979

Riga Ziemeļu Rajona Executive Board (Northern District)
Deputy Head of Territory Management and Development Department Edijs Pelšs, +371 67026652

Riga Austrumu Executive Board (Eastern) 
Public Relations and Culture Projects Manager Aija Briede, +371 67013539

Riga Pārdaugava Executive Board (left bank of the Daugava River)
Senior specialist of Territory Management and Development Department Boriss Maizenbergs, +371 67012373

Riga Municipality Agency „Rīgas Gaisma”
Deputy Technical Director Normunds Rikards, +371 29488775

SIA „Rīgas nami”.
Director of Events Centre Board Ilze Saulīte-Jansone, +371 67181804
Property Management and Development Department Director Rolands Neimanis, +371 67181180

SIA „Rīgas meži”.
Chief Specialist of nature and environmental protection section „Mežaparks” Vita Rudzīte, +371 671052373