The City contracts with FilmL.A. to provide streamlined permit processing for all commercial filming and still photography.
Film and Photography Guidelines
All commercial filming and/or still photography within city limits requires a film permit
Permit applications must be submitted at least three working days prior to start date to allow for review by City and County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s and Fire Departments.
Non-commercial photography or videography (personal use) does not require a permit. However, use of equipment such as lights or generators may require a permit.
Permit Fees - A City single permit fee is $583.27, in addition to any FilmL.A. permit processing fees. Student filming is eligible for a waiver on a case-by-case basis.
Hours - Filming and/or photography may take place between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in residential areas. However, requests outside the general hours will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The City may require surveys of neighborhoods to determine related impacts and mitigation considerations.
Use of City Facilities - For questions regarding City facility reservations, please contact Community Services Department - Facility Reservations at 909.839.7065. Reservations are strongly encouraged prior to submitting a FilmL.A. permit application.
Additional Information - Contact the City Manager’s Office at 909.839.7013 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.