Do I need a film permit?
Laws regarding film permit requirements are established by the jurisdictions that FilmLA serves. Please contact FilmLA if you have questions about whether a permit is required for your specific project. Generally speaking, non-commercial filming (personal use) does not require a film permit.
Film Permit Process
Below are the following 5 steps for completing the film permit process.
- Step 1: Select Location
- Step 2: Secure Insurance
- Step 3: Submit Application
- Step 4: Conduct Outreach
- Step 5: Arrange Payment
So, you’ve scouted several potential locations, picked out your favorites, and made sure they’re in FilmLA’s service area. Before you write the property owner a check or make any commitments, please give us a call to discuss the location and your intended filming plans.
Also, check out our FAQ for answers to many popular questions.
Our Production Planning Team will save you time and money by guiding you through permit requirements, as well as the unique needs of area communities. Count on us for help with: