Thank you for filming in Los Angeles! If you’re working on a feature film, television show, commercial or something else, we’re here to help speed you on the way to production.

How do I get a film permit?

See the steps needed to get your production underway.


Short on time? FilmL.A.’s Production Planning department stands ready to assist you with filming-related questions of all kinds. Staffed by experienced Production Coordinators, the team will save you time, money and hassle by sharing our knowledge of permit requirements and the unique needs and concerns of area communities.

Production Planning

Call us and ask to speak with the “Production Planning” department.


Applying for a film permit is easy using our custom-built Online Permit System (OPS). If this will be your first time using OPS, you need to register for an account. After registering, you will be taken to your system dashboard to start a new film permit application.

Online Permit System (OPS)

Register for an account to get the permit application process started.


FilmL.A. holds exclusive contracts to provide one-stop film permit coordination services for several jurisdictions in Greater Los Angeles. Filming rules and requirements differ by jurisdiction. FilmL.A. recommends researching these requirements before finalizing your location choices.

Area Requirements

Access information about specific neighborhoods where your production will be shooting.