City Council passes language to require permits for filming

Ypsilanti City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading last Tuesday night that would help regulate the film industry in Ypsilanti.

If adopted by Council on its second reading, the ordinance would require people wishing to film within the city to obtain a permit from City Hall.

Excluding film production for news gathering, private family use and for school projects, the ordinance covers most other filming in the city. A permit is needed for film, television, commercial production and educational production.

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