The Procurement Department administers the disposal of or provides transfer from one agency to another of surplus, obsolete, or unserviceable property. The Department is also responsible for the leasing of surplus property.
Surplus property is available for leasing to production companies for a pre- scheduled time period and fee. Upon request, the Film Office can provide interested parties a list of various surplus items.
Surplus property may not be fully functional when leased and may require maintenance. The production company must assume total responsibility for the expense. All leases require standard liability insurance, and should the property become destroyed or lost, the replacement of property will be at fair market value.
A sample listing of available surplus property includes office furniture, maintenance, police and mass transportation vehicles. A limited range of “as is” vehicles are also offered at monthly public auction.
The quantity and type of items vary periodically. Therefore, production companies should contact the Film Office to determine the availability of required items.
Public Property Department
Arrangements for use of City property for major film productions will be made during the initial Film Office preproduction meeting with the Managing Director’s Office. All other requests for filming at municipal buildings: City Hall and Dilworth Plaza, Municipal Services Building and surrounding plaza and the concourse areas connecting these buildings must be addressed to the Film Office for forwarding and should include the location, date and time and the intended usage. Vehicles and equipment may not be placed on JFK Plaza, City Hall apron, or the Municipal Plaza for any reason.
The Department also maintains a number of abandoned residential homes, apartment complexes, industrial and commercial structures, open lots and farms, which may be available for film productions.
For use of City motor vehicles, see: Procurement. For use of transit stations, see: SEPTA, Delaware River Port Authority.