City of Los Angeles

FilmL.A.’s contract with the City of Los Angeles is overseen by its Economic and Workforce Development Department.

Permit Requirement

According to the City of Los Angeles, Division 22, Chapter 13, Article 8, Section 22.350 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming of a commercial nature, conducted on both public and private property, within the city’s jurisdiction.

Filming Survey

The City of Los Angeles may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

Survey Form – English / Spanish

Neighborhood Notification

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Temporary Parking Requests, if applicable

Our posting deadlines for “Temporary No Parking” signs, based on processing timeframes established by LADOT, are as follows:

Posting Date FilmL.A. Submission Deadline
Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday
Saturday Wednesday

If a posting request is submitted to FilmL.A. after 4pm on the deadline date it is due, it will be considered late and we cannot guarantee that the request will be accommodated.
It should also be noted that holiday schedules will affect these deadlines, so please contact our office in advance when applicable. We typically post a note in OPS prior to holidays as well.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on‐location in the City of Los Angeles must have insurance on file with the City of Los Angeles and FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence):
  • $500,000 – STILL PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY
  • $1,000,000 – FOR MOTION CAPTURE (FILMING)
  • $2,000,000 – DWP
  • $3,000,000 – HARBOR DEPARTMENT
  • $2,000,000 – UAS
  • $5,000,000 – AIRCRAFT
Additional Insured
  • The City of Los Angeles added as additional insured; see link below for further instructions.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please have your insurance agent or broker submit your insurance electronically via Track4LA®, the Insurance & Bonds Compliance System of the City of Los Angeles. Track4LA® is an online system that uses the Acord 25 Certificate of Liability Insurance and provides paperless approval transactions (24 hours, 7 days per week).
For further details, direct your insurance agent or broker to this link for detailed instructions. For any additional questions about this process you may contact the City’s Risk Management Office at (213) 978-7475 or a FilmL.A. Insurance Specialist at (213) 977-8600.
For Filming in the Harbor: Direct all questions attention Marie Gutierrez, either via email mgutierrez@portla.org, phone at (310) 732-3837 or fax (310) 833-8230. More information is also available through the Port of L.A.’s Risk Management’s website.

City of Los Angeles Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

City of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
L.A. City Fire Safety Officer Fee $64.00 Per hour, plus 1 hour travel with 4 hour min.
City Fire Spot-Check Fee $85.00 Per Permit
Rec. and Parks Use Fee (Motion) $450.00 Per Day
Rec. and Parks Use Fee (Still) $75.00 (1-15) / $150.00 Per Day
Park Monitor $38.00 Per Hour
Street / Lane Closure Fee $312.00 Per Location
D.O.T. Posting Fee $69.00 Per 300 ft., Per Side of the Street

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports.

Los Angeles Fire Department


County of Los Angeles

Permit Requirement

According to Los Angeles County Code § 22.56.1925, an application for a temporary use (filming) permit must be filed for on-location filming within all unincorporated county areas, on both public and private property.

Standard Filming Hours

Normal filming hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Any request for filming outside these hours may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents and businesses have been individually contacted and to elicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity.

Filming Survey

The County of Los Angeles may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

Survey Form – English / Spanish

Neighborhood Notification

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Special Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on County-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the County of Los Angeles must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – Motion Capture (filming)
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The County of Los Angeles added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

County of Los Angeles Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Beach Use Fee (Motion) $400.00 Per Day
County Beach Use Fee (Still Photo) $100.00 3 Beaches for 1 Day or 1 Beach for 3 Days
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
County Road Encroachment Fee $278.00 Per Area

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

Beaches and Harbors

Specific Beach Requirements

County of Los Angeles Fire Department


City of Diamond Bar

Permits for filming

In Diamond Bar, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

Neighborhood Notification

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Special Forms

No special forms are required to film in this jurisdiction.

Filming Survey

The City of Diamond Bar may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

Survey Form – English / Spanish
Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Diamond Bar must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.

Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – Motion Capture (filming)
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Diamond Bar added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of Diamond Bar Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Beach Use Fee (Motion) $400.00 Per Day
County Beach Use Fee (Still Photo) $100.00 3 Beaches for 1 Day or 1 Beach for 3 Days
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
County Road Encroachment Fee $278.00 Per Area
Diamond Bar

The City of Diamond Bar assesses a $583.27 permit application fee to film within its jurisdiction. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees. Some fees are payable directly to City departments.


City of Fullerton

Serviced as FilmSoCal

PERMITS FOR FILMING

In Fullerton, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Special Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Fullerton must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (Per Occurrence)
  • $1,000,000 – Filming
  • $500,000 – Still Photography
Additional Insured
  • The City of Fullerton added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

Fullerton Insurance Guidelines
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.


City of Hawthorne

POSTING

“No Parking Signs” must be installed 72 hours prior to first requested posting date. All affected residents shall be notified/surveyed and proof of 90% approval shall be submitted to FilmL.A for review by the City. Production is required to call the Hawthorne Police Department – Traffic Division immediately after the signs have been posted. A picture of the sign must be sent to the FilmL.A. Coordinator for verification. Community survey will be required for all posting requests.

LANE/FULL CLOSURES
  • Full street closures on arterial streets (Crenshaw Boulevard, Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne Boulevard, Inglewood Avenue, Marine Avenue, Rosecrans Avenue, El Segundo Boulevard and Imperial Highway) are discouraged and will only be allowed on a case by case basis and only between the hours of 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.
  • All lane/full closures on arterial streets (listed above) will require a stamped engineered plan with wet signature by a California licensed Civil or Traffic Engineer.
  • Full street closures on a local/collector streets will be allowed. The production company will be required to conduct a community survey/notification of the affected residents within the closure and must show proof of 90% approval prior to the permit.
  • All traffic control such as signs, delineators, barricades, flashing arrow boards and their installations for the purpose of lane closures shall conform to the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD – latest edition).
  • It is the responsibility of the production company and their vendor to install and maintain the traffic control devices on public streets per CA MUTCD as well as adding any additional traffic control devices as may be required to ensure the safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and provide maximum protection and safety to workers.
  • All full closures on arterial streets require CMS signs be placed in approved areas one (1) week prior to the closure date.
  • All traffic control devices shall be kept in their proper position at all times and shall be repaired or cleaned as necessary to preserve their appearance and continuity.
  • All temporary traffic control devices shall be removed following completion of filming and the permanent traffic control shall be restored by the production company and their vendor.
INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC CONTROL

Intermittent traffic control (ITC) is allowed. At least two (2) Hawthorne Police Officers are required. Traffic may be held on arterial streets for up to two (2) minutes only by the police and between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm or after 7:00 pm. ITC is allowed on local and collector streets. Length of ITC will be at the discretion of the Hawthorne Police Officers.

Hawthorne Airport Filming Requirements
Hawthorne Airport Requirements (.PDF)

Survey Requirements
Hawthorne Survey Form
Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Hawthorne must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $1,000,000 – Per occurrence
  • $2,000,000 – General Aggregate
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Hawthorne added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of Hawthorne Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Beach Use Fee (Motion) $400.00 Per Day
County Beach Use Fee (Still Photo) $100.00 3 Beaches for 1 Day or 1 Beach for 3 Days
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
County Road Encroachment Fee $278.00 Per Area
City of Hawthorne
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee* $250.00 Per Permit
Student / Non-Profit Application Fee* $175.00 Per Permit
Use Fee (Motion or Still)* $150.00 Per Day

* NON-REFUNDABLE

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.


City of Industry

Permits for Filming

In the City of Industry, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

Neighborhood Notification

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Special Forms

No special forms are required to film in this jurisdiction.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Industry must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – Motion Capture (filming)
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Industry added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of Industry Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
County Road Encroachment Fee $278.00 Per Area
City of Industry
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee $150.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photography) $63.00 Per Permit
Location Fee $50.00 Per Location
Site Rental Use Fee $3,400.00 Per Day

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.


City of La Habra Heights

Permit Requirements

A temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming of a commercial nature, conducted on both public and private property, within the city’s jurisdiction.

Filming Survey

The City of La Habra Heights may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

Neighborhood Notification

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of La Habra Heights must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $1,000,000 – Per occurrence
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft or pyrotechnics use
Additional Insured
  • The City of La Habra Heights added as additional insured see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of La Habra Heights Hold Harmless Agreement
City of La Habra Heights Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
County Road Encroachment Fee $278.00 Per Area

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

La Habra Heights
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Permit Application Fee $250.00 Per Permit

City of Monrovia

Sensitive Area

The area located between the south side of Foothill Boulevard and the north side of Olive Avenue, and, between the east side of Primrose Avenue and the west side of Ivy Avenue is known as the Monrovia Downtown Business Improvement District or “Old Town Monrovia”. The District is governed by AB 1696 in cooperation with the City of Monrovia. This area is declared a “sensitive area” in that:

  •  Customer and merchant parking is limited;
  •  Myrtle Avenue is used as the main thoroughfare into and out of the City via the 210
    Freeway; and
  •  Merchants have had a frequent number of film activities in this area and some have
    had negative past experiences with production companies.
Neighborhood Notification

Written notification (provided by the City of Monrovia based on film application details) of filming activities, by a principal of the film company, to each impacted merchant. Notifications and film guidelines will be distributed 4-days prior to the first day of construct/filming. The film company will give notice and obtain signatures from each merchant in the affected area for opportunity to object on an announcement form provided by the City prior to permit approval.

Policies

Information needed, in addition to the City permit requirements, will include:

  •  vehicle/pedestrian flow disruptions,
  •  camera placements
  •  storyline/storyboard,
  •  location sites and/or address(es) of impacted stores,
  •  specific times at each location
  •  all parking needs,
  •  placement of all equipment, signs, special effects etc.

Each filming activity will also be reviewed by the Chair or designee of the MOTAB who will advise the City on permit approval.

An on-site FilmL.A. monitor will be assigned to each filming site during construct, filming and strike activities. Actual on-site monitor personnel charges will be ascertained at an hourly rate to be paid by the production company at the time of film permit issuance.

Exceptions and Restrictions

Equipment, stored or kept on Myrtle Avenue, must be minimal.
Equipment or personnel will not block merchant’s front or rear entrances or hinder merchant’s deliveries.
Due to limited parking in “Old Town Monrovia,” crew, catering and equipment vehicle parking is extremely restricted in public city lots.
Non-profit student filming will be at no charge but may require an on-site monitor. However, the above policies still apply. A certificate of insurance of at least $1,000,000 must be filed with the City naming the City of Monrovia and MOTAB as “additional insured” prior to filming activities.
Merchant’s electricity, telephones, or restrooms may not be used unless previously agreed upon in writing with the merchants involved.
There will be no time or location where filming interferes with church activities such as; weddings, funerals, or Saturday or Sunday services. Such filming will be handled on a case- by-case basis.
Street closures must be approved by the MOTAB. The MOTAB will consider street closure requests at their regularly scheduled meetings. Regularly scheduled meetings are held in the City Council chambers at the Monrovia City Hall on the second Tuesday of each month. *A thirty-day (30) advance notice is required for such a request. (Please note intermittent traffic control over two-minute intervals will be considered a street closure).
*Exceptions to this requirement may be made on a case by case basis (with approval of the MOTAB Chair or designee).
Parking on Myrtle Avenue will be limited. Parking on streets intersecting Myrtle Avenue will also be limited. Because parking in the Old Town District is limited, only essential vehicles for the filming process are allowed to park in these areas, i.e. a generator truck or “period” automobile used as a prop in the film.

Restricted Filming Dates

Filming will not be allowed in “Old Town Monrovia” due to limited parking and undue disruption as follows:

  •  Weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during regular business hours)
  •  Monrovia Days Celebration (Occurs in the month of May)
  •  Winter Holiday Parade
  •  Family Festival
  •  Library Concerts
  •  Art Festival
  •  Craft Fairs
  •  Sidewalk Sales
  •  Halloween Activities
  •  Winter Holiday Season (the week before Thanksgiving until after the New Year.)

Exceptions to the above restrictions may be made on a case-by-case basis (with approval of the MOTAB Chair or designee); however, every reasonable effort will be made to park all vehicles away from the downtown area.

Guidelines for Filming in Downtown Monrovia
Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the County of Los Angeles must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.

Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $1,000,000 – Per occurrence
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Monrovia added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of Monrovia Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
County Road Encroachment Fee $278.00 Per Area
City of Monrovia

An Impact Fee is charged for each day of filming based on the impact on “Old Town Monrovia”. This impact fee will be collected on your permit, and is paid to the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board.

Based on the level of impact on “Old Town Monrovia”, these fees are:

Low Impact $0.00 – $1,000.00
Medium Impact $1,000.00 – $2,000.00
High Impact Negotiated Amount

The level of impact will be determined by any or all of the activities listed under each category:

Low Impact ($0.00 – $1,000.00)

  •  Use of Library Park only
  • One (1) parking space per block
  •  No intermittent traffic control or pedestrian control

Medium Impact ($1,000.00 – $2,000.00)

  •  Filming on Myrtle Avenue or Old Town side streets
  •  Two (2) to four (4) parking spaces per block
  •  Intermittent traffic control with a maximum of two (2) minute intervals
  •  Pedestrian control

High Impact (Negotiated Amount)

  •  Filming on Myrtle Avenue or Old Town side streets
  •  Street closure (intermittent traffic control over two minutes is considered a street closure)
  •  Any extreme filming scenarios as determined by City personnel
SECURITY DEPOSIT

A cash deposit equal to the impact fee paid to the BID will be held by the City’s Business License Officer and is required prior to filming activities. Such deposit will be held for reasons that include, but not limited to, any unauthorized amendments made to the City issued film permit, as payment towards any outstanding fees owed to the City and/or the impacted merchants if the filming is canceled after the permitting process has begun, the deposit may also be held as a cancellation fee for time and services rendered by the Business License officer or MOTAB liaison. In the event the film company adheres to all terms and conditions of the guidelines, the deposit will be returned.
The City and MOTAB recognize that the above guidelines will not cover all filming situations. Extenuating circumstances and/or demonstrated hardship by affected merchants may dictate evaluation by the MOTAB Chair or designee on a case-by-case basis if brought forth within 72 hours of filming activity.


City of Monterey Park

PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

A temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming of a commercial nature, conducted on both public and private property, within Monterey Park’s jurisdiction.

City of Monterey Park – Private Property Permission Form

FILMING SURVEY

The City of Monterey Park may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

MONITORS

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Monterey Park must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $1,000,000 – Per occurrence
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Monterey Park added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of Monterey Park Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

City of Monterey Park
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee $58.00 Per Permit
Licensing Fee $250.00 Per Day
Monterey Park Police Officer $89.00 Per Hour
Monterey Park Fire Safety Officer $89.00 Per Hour

City of Palmdale

Permits for Filming

In the City of Palmdale, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

Any filming that occurs within the City of Palmdale requires a film permit. Exceptions are news crews, family videoing, and filming that takes place entirely in a certified sound stage.

FilmL.A. has contracted with Palmdale to coordinate and release film permits within that jurisdiction in a centralized manner. The City has a need and interest in programs, projects and activities to encourage filming and expedite the processing of permits.

Permits with few requirements which do not impact public safety can be obtained within 24 hours. However, more complex and detailed permits may take up to 3 days.

City-Owned Facilities

All City of Palmdale-owned facilities require a mandatory tech scout at least three days prior to the start of prep/filming. This will affect the turnaround time needed to process your film permit application.

Filming Hours

Normal filming hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Any request for filming outside these hours may require a filming survey showing significant support of the requested activity from the affected residents.

Filming Survey

The City of Palmdale may require a filming survey detailing the proposed filming activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses. A significant majority of those surveyed must not be opposed to the filming for activity to be permitted.

Fire

FilmL.A. will submit all permits to the LA County Fire Department Film Desk for review and determination of the need for Fire Safety Advisors/Officers and water trucks on-site during filming and will advise the production company of any assignment made or water truck requirement.

Gunfire / Firearms

Gunfire or the brandishing of firearms must be identified in the permit request. This activity requires a Sheriff Deputy be present to ensure safety and proper notification to appropriate law enforcement offices. Gunfire requires extensive notification beyond the standard 500′ to ensure all those potentially affected by filming are aware of the activity. If deemed necessary by the City of Palmdale, a Filming Survey may be required showing significant support of the requested activity from affected residents.

Inspection

The production must allow inspection of the film site by City of Palmdale staff at any time. A copy of the approved permit must remain at the filming location.

Posted Parking

Production companies are responsible for posting “no parking” signs 48 hours prior to the restriction being effective. If the signs are not up 48 hours prior, the signs are NOT enforceable. Signs may be picked up at the Palmdale Film Office or from FilmL.A. City staff will conduct inspections to ensure everything is posted properly.

Private Property

The production company is required to obtain the property owner’s permission, consent, and/or lease for use of property not owned or controlled by the City. A consent form is available for download in the Forms Center.

Restoration

The permittee shall restore the site to the original condition upon completion of shooting unless otherwise approved by the property owner.

Sheriff

Production companies are responsible for contacting and hiring Sheriff Deputies if required by their permit. All Sheriff Deputies have the authority to enforce all filming permits issued within the city limits of the City of Palmdale. They are authorized to enforce, modify or revoke a permit for safety reasons.

Signage

All signs erected for filming purposes shall be removed upon completion of filming activity as conditioned by the permit. If not removed within 48 hours, the City will remove them and may levy a fee against the production.

Special Effects

Any filming activity that requires the use of flammable materials, explosive devices or open flames is considered a special effect. FilmL.A. submits all permit requests directly to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Film Desk for approval of all special effects. Special effects may require extensive notification to residents and businesses beyond the standard 500′ to ensure that all those potentially affected by the activity are notified. If deemed necessary by the City of Palmdale, a Filming Survey may be required, showing significant support of the requested activity from affected residents.

Special Monitors

When necessary, a city inspector will be assigned to any production filming on City-owned property, or includes complicated filming activity or takes place in a frequently filmed area, etc. The cost of the inspector will be billed to the production company.

Traffic Control

A traffic control plan may be required if filming will necessitate intermittent traffic control (ITC) or any impact on the flow of traffic. ITC is allowed on most roadways, but is limited to two (2) minutes at a time. Production companies are required to use Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies for any filming requiring ITC within the City of Palmdale. The CHP may be used if locations are in both the City of Palmdale and unincorporated Los Angeles County. The production company is responsible for ordering and paying the required officer(s).

Neighborhood Notification

Notification of residents and/or businesses within 500′ of the filming location and associated activity generally requires a minimum of two working days in advance of the first filming day. Complicated filming activities may require notification of additional areas to be determined by the City of Palmdale. Notification may be performed by the production company. FilmL.A.’s standard notification service may also be used.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Palmdale must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.

Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – Motion Capture (filming)
  • $2,000,000 – General Aggregate
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft or Pyrotechnics use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Palmdale added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.

Hold Harmless for the City of Palmdale must also be submitted to FilmL.A. (see link below).

Insurance Submission

Submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

Palmdale Insurance Guidelines
Palmdale Hold Harmless Agreement Form
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
Palmdale Private Property Consent Form

FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

City of Palmdale
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee $150.00 Per Permit
Coordination Fee $50.00 Per Location

City of Lancaster

Permit Requirement

In the City of Lancaster, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property. Exceptions are news crews, family videoing, and filming that takes place entirely on a certified sound stage.

Permit Review Period

Permits with few requirements and which to do not impact public safety can be obtained within 24 hours. However, more complex and detailed permits can take up to three days to coordinate.

Standard Filming Hours

Normal filming hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Any request for filming outside these hours may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents and businesses have been individually contacted and to elicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity.

Private Property

The production company is required to obtain the property owner’s permission, consent, and/or lease for use of property not owned or controlled by the City. A consent form is available for download here:

Lancaster Private Property Consent Form

City-Owned Facilities

All City of Lancaster-owned facilities require a mandatory tech scout at least three days prior to the start of prep/filming. This will affect the turnaround time needed to process your film permit application.

Gunfire / Firearms

Gunfire or the brandishing of firearms must be identified in the permit request. This activity requires a Sheriff be present to ensure safety and proper notification to appropriate law enforcement offices. Gunfire requires extensive notification beyond the standard 500′ to ensure all those potentially affected by filming are aware of the activity. If deemed necessary by the City of Lancaster, a Filming Survey may be required to ensure affected community members are well informed of the activity and any potential concerns are addressed.

Inspection

The production must allow inspection of the film site by City of Lancaster staff at any time. A copy of the approved permit must remain at the filming location.

Posted Parking

Production companies are responsible for posting “no parking” signs 48 hours prior to the restriction being effective. If the signs are not up 48 hours prior, the signs are NOT enforceable. Signs may be picked up at the Lancaster Film Office or from FilmL.A. City staff will conduct inspections to ensure everything is posted properly.

Restoration

The permittee shall restore the site to the original condition upon completion of shooting unless otherwise approved by the property owner.

Sheriff

Production companies are responsible for contacting and hiring Sheriff Deputies if required by their permit. All Sheriff Deputies have the authority to enforce all filming permits issued within the city limits of the City of Lancaster. They are authorized to enforce, modify or revoke a permit for safety reasons.

Signage

All signs erected for filming purposes shall be removed upon completion of filming activity as conditioned by the permit. If not removed within 48 hours, the City will remove them and may levy a fee against the production.

Special Effects

Any filming activity that requires the use of flammable materials, explosive devices or open flames is considered a special effect. FilmL.A. submits all permit requests directly to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Film Desk for approval of all special effects. Special effects may require extensive notification to residents and businesses beyond the standard 500′ to ensure that all those potentially affected by the activity are notified. If deemed necessary by the City of Lancaster, a Filming Survey may be required to ensure affected community members have been contacted and their concerns (if any) regarding the activity are addressed.

Traffic Control

A traffic control plan may be required if filming will necessitate intermittent traffic control (ITC) or any impact on the flow of traffic. ITC is allowed on most roadways but is limited to two (2) minutes at a time. Production companies are required to use Los Angeles County Sheriff(s) for any filming requiring ITC within the City of Lancaster. The California Highway Patrol may be used if locations are in both the City of Lancaster and unincorporated Los Angeles County. The production company is responsible for ordering and paying the required officer(s).

Filming Survey

The City of Lancaster may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

Neighborhood Notification

Notification of residents and/or businesses within 500′ of the filming location and associated activity generally requires a minimum of two working days in advance of the first filming day. Complicated filming activities may require notification of additional areas to be determined by the City of Lancaster. Notification may be performed by the production company. FilmL.A.’s standard notification service may also be used.

Special Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Lancaster must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – Combined single limit liability on a per occurrence basis
  • $2,000,000 – General Aggregate
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft or pyrotechnics use

Additional Insured

  • The City of Lancaster added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.

Hold Harmless for the City of Lancaster must also be submitted to FilmL.A. (see link below).

Insurance Submission

Please submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

Lancaster Insurance Guidelines
Lancaster Hold Harmless Agreement Form
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

City of Lancaster
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee $150.00 Per Permit
Coordination Fee $50.00 Per Location
Inspector $121.00 Per Day

City of Newport Beach

Serviced as FilmSoCal

PERMITS FOR FILMING

In Newport Beach, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Special Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

SPECIAL FORMS

Several special forms are required to film in this jurisdiction. See items below.

Newport Beach – Fire Dept. – Permit to Operate Form
Newport Beach – Public Works – Street Closure Form
Newport Beach – Parks and Recreation – Reservation Request Form
Newport Beach – Private Property Consent Form

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Newport Beach must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $1,000,000 – Per occurrence
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Newport Beach added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

Newport Beach Insurance Guidelines
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

City of Newport Beach
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Police Officer $172.26 Per Hour
Police Sergeant $226.18 Per Hour
Police Lieutenant $250.72 Per Hour
Police Parking Control CSO $103.09 Per Hour
Police Cadet $12.00 Per Hour
Fire Captain $188.07 Per Hour
Fire Engineer $154.00 Per Hour
Paramedic $151.63 Per Hour
Fire Battalion Chief $239.33 Per Hour
Lifeguard $73.05 Per Hour

City of Santa Monica

PERMITS FOR FILMING

In Santa Monica, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

FILMING SURVEY

The City of Santa Monica may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.

Survey Form – English / Spanish

Parking for Filming-Related Activities

Signatures for parking in permitted areas will be required.
Santa Monica – Posting Survey Form

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

Special Monitors

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

SPECIAL FORMS

Several special forms are required to film in this jurisdiction. See items below.

Santa Monica – Signature Form for Extended Hours
Santa Monica – Temporary No Parking Guidelines

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Santa Monica must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $1,000,000 – Per occurrence.
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of Santa Monica added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • For Santa Monica Pier additional insured required; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • For Downtown Santa Monica additional insured required; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

Submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

Santa Monica Insurance Guidelines
Santa Monica (Downtown) Insurance Guidelines
Santa Monica (Pier) Insurance Guidelines
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

City of Santa Monica
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion) $293.74 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photography) $117.50 Per Permit
Student Application Fee (Motion) $117.50 Per Permit
Student Application Fee (Still Photography) $57.26 Per Permit
Rider Fee $114.52 Per Rider
Fire Safety Officer (4 hr. min.) $148.67 Per Hour
Fire Safety Vehicle (Always Assigned with Officer) $58.70 Per Day
Police Officer (8 hr. min.) $191.04 Per Hour
Police Vehicle (Always Assigned with Officer) $83.88 Per Day

City of South Gate

PERMITS FOR FILMING

In the City of South Gate, a temporary use (filming) permit is required for all on-location filming on both public and private property.

FILMING SURVEY

The City of South Gate may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.
Survey Form – English / Spanish

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION

Our standard notification service satisfies all neighborhood notification requirements for this jurisdiction.

SPECIAL MONITORS

When necessary, a FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to an individual production which includes filming that occurs on City-owned property, complicated filming activity and frequently filmed areas, etc. The cost of a monitor will be billed to the production company.

Special Forms

No special forms are required to film in this jurisdiction.

Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of South Gate must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits (per occurrence)
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – Motion Capture (filming)
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
Additional Insured
  • The City of South Gate added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.

Hold Harmless for the City of South Gate must also be submitted to FilmL.A. (see link below).

Insurance Submission

Submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of South Gate Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
City of South Gate Hold Harmless Agreement
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
City of South Gate

The City of South Gate does not assess a permit or daily per-location fee to film within its jurisdiction. Filming at City facilities will generate both an application fee and daily use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees payable directly to the City or County department.

Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee $134.00 Per Permit
City Property or Right of Way Fee $536.00 Per Day
Still Photography – Use Fee $134.00 Per Day
Still Photography – Public Right of Way $60.00 Per Day

City of Vernon

PERMITS FOR FILMING

A film permit is required for all commercial filming activity within the City of Vernon, whether on public property, public right-of-way or private property.
It takes a minimum of two (2) working days to process a filming permit. The permit coordinator will inform the applicant of the time required to process the permit at the time the application is submitted. The application is applied for through FilmL.A. whose staff will coordinate the permit through the various City of Vernon departments. FilmL.A. will arrange for notification of filming to all affected properties within 500 feet of filming activity and parking (distance may increase with film activity that may cause public alarm). No permit shall be processed without complete information.
No permits are required for reporters, photographers, or cameramen in the employ of a newspaper, news service or similar entity engaged with on-the-spot broadcasting of breaking news events. No permit is required for filming or video taping solely for private use with no commercial value. Student productions will be handled in the same manner as a regular production company.

FILMING SURVEY

The City of Vernon may require a filming survey, designed to demonstrate that affected residents/businesses have been individually contacted and to solicit individual concerns (if any) regarding the requested activity. FilmL.A. will provide a survey form and a map or list of addresses, but the production company is responsible for surveying affected residents and businesses.
Survey Form – English / Spanish

Filming on Public Right-of-Way

If production companies are requesting to park equipment vehicles in areas that are not normally allowed, temporary “No Parking” signs must be posted by the City of Vernon. Posting requests must be submitted on the permit application to FilmL.A. a minimum of 48 hours prior to first prep or film date. Production companies must comply with all ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. The production company shall furnish and install advance warning signs and any other traffic control devices in conformance with the Manual of Traffic Controls, State of California, Department of Transportation. All safety precautions must be taken.
Any construction by City of Vernon crews and/or private contractors, under permit or contract, shall have priority over filming activity.
No person shall use water from a public fire hydrant unless permission is obtained from the City of Vernon Water Department.

Filming in Los Angeles Flood Control Channels Or Army Corp Properties

When filming in or on LA County Flood Control or Army Corp properties, Production companies must contact the appropriate department/agencies to obtain permission for film. The approval information will be added to the FilmL.A. permit for the City of Vernon.

City of Vernon Fire Department

The Fire Department will review all filming permit requests. The review of all permits is meant to assure overall safety and adherence to applicable laws and codes. On the application, production companies must provide a complete description of activity, all set construction areas, painting & storage areas and a plot plan of all areas to be utilized.
The City of Vernon will make a Fire Safety Officer assignment on an as needed basis (special effects, large number of extras, open facility etc.).
Walk-throughs of locations will be required on a case by case basis and may incur additional fees.
When a production company has requested special effects, a licensed special effects person is required to contact the Vernon Fire Department at (323) 583-8811 ext 307 or 308 to obtain a special effects permit.

City of Vernon Health Department

The City of Vernon Health Department is responsible for the health and public safety of its citizens. Production companies must comply with codes governing hazardous materials and all health standards in providing the appropriate number of restrooms, and sanitary conditions for food preparation. Catering companies must display a current health permit and documentation of food handler certification as well as a vehicle inspection done within the last 90 days. The following guidelines will be evaluated when reviewing permit application for approval. Health Department forms will be attached to the application by a FilmL.A. coordinator for approval.

Restrooms: Adequate restrooms shall be provided or made available to facilitate the crew on site. Any additional mobile trailers used must have water for hand washing. “Port-a-potties” are not allowed.
Solid Waste & Trash: All solid waste and trash generated shall be properly removed and disposed of. Any debris generated from the building of sets, shall be recycled whenever possible.
Catering: All catering shall be provided by a licensed caterer. A copy of the current local health permit (Vernon‟s, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura, or similar) shall be submitted along with a copy of the latest inspection report and the Food Handlers/Managers Certification. Caterers without valid documentation must apply for a new Vernon Health Permit at Vernon City Hall. (If you are using local restaurants to supply limited food service, please provide the name and addressed of facility to be used.)
Craft Service: Provide a name and telephone number of the company/person providing service. Craft services are restricted to serving non-perishable, single service, individually wrapped and labeled foods. No food preparation is permitted (sandwiches, smoothies, etc.)
Hazardous Materials: No hazardous materials or wastes shall be used or generated unless approved by this office in advance. A local permit allowing use of hazardous materials must be provided prior to approval.

Film permits that address each concern in the manner specified are given approval by our department. Film permits not requiring any of the specified items must state that they are N/A or explain why they are not required (small production units, student films, etc., may be exempt).

City of Vernon Health Inspection Form

City of Vernon Building Department

An occupancy inspection may be required for any set building or filming activity which would impact the structure of the existing building.

City of Vernon Police Department

The responsibility of the City of Vernon Police Department includes vehicle parking and traffic control. All permittees must conform to the Manual of Traffic Controls, State of California Department of Transportation.
When filming in the City of Vernon, production companies must use off-duty City of Vernon police officers. Per City of Vernon Resolution 7141, all filming in the city requires a minimum of two (2) off-duty City of Vernon Police Officers. Intermittent traffic control will be considered following an approved traffic plan and will require a minimum of two (2) City of Vernon police officers.
Any special requests, such as, additional traffic control, driving in reverse of flow of traffic, detouring over double yellow line, use of simulated gunfire, or use of explosives must be submitted on the permit request and authorized by the Police Department.

City of Vernon Fire Department Guidelines

Access:

  •   Fire lanes shall be kept clear (20 feet)
  •   Hydrants shall not be blocked
  •   Fire Department connections and standpipe connections shall remain clear at all times
  •   Filming location and associated areas, shall be cleaned and maintained on a daily basis

Parking:

  •   All vehicles shall be parked in designated and properly maintained areas.

Exits:

  •   All designated exits signs shall be kept clear and visible
  •   There shall be no flammable liquids, LPG stage tanks, or pyrotechnics kept near any exit.

Flammable Liquids and Gases:

  •   All flammable liquids and gases must be stored in approved containers and kept away from heat sources
  •   Pressure vessels shall be secured and identified as to contents.
  •   Supply and receiving vessels shall be bonded together
  •   There shall be proper ventilation to prevent any accumulation of flammable vapors

Electrical and Lighting:

  •   Extension cords shall not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring of the building
  •   Air conditioning shall be properly grounded.
  •   Cables shall be properly protected, bundled, and kept clear of exit areas

Smoking:

  •  Smoking will be permitted in designated areas only

Miscellaneous:

  •   The film permit must be on site at all times
  •   The sprinkler system shall be fully operational, and fire extinguishers shall be present and ready to use
  •   Any open burning shall be done in compliance with air pollution control guidelines
  •   Materials and fabrics shall be of approved flame retardant substances.

 

Final Approval

FilmL.A. will send an approval communiqué through their Online Permitting System (OPS) to each department as needed based on the requested location and activity. No permit will be released until all required City of Vernon departments have approved.

Special Forms
City of Vernon General Filming Guidelines
Filmmakers seeking permits to film on-location in the City of Vernon must have insurance on file with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.
Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.
Please forward all insurance requirements for this jurisdiction to your broker for processing.
Final permits will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $500,000 – Still Photography only
  • $1,000,000 – General Liability per occurrence
  • $2,000,000 – General Aggregate
  • $5,000,000 – Aircraft use
  • Excess liability (when required)
Additional Insured
  • The City of Vernon added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.

Hold Harmless for the City of Vernon must also be submitted to FilmL.A. (see link below).

Insurance Submission

Submit certificates to FilmL.A. by email at insurance@filmla.com.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with an insurance specialist.

 

City of Vernon Insurance Guidelines / Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample
City of Vernon Hold Harmless Agreement
FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 Per Permit
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
City of Vernon

A non-refundable application fee is charged and collected on the application. Prior to issuance of the permit, the permittee must pay all fees and any deposits that are required. If City of Vernon personnel are required to assist the production company, those estimated fees will also be collected on the permit.

Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Permit Review Fee (non-refundable) $214.00 Per Permit
City Street Use Fee (Encroachment) $650.00 Per Day
City Property Use Fee $500.00 Per Day
Health Department Inspection Fee (2 hr. minimum, $75.00/hr.) $150.00 Per Hour
Building Department Inspection (2 hr. minimum, $90.00/hr.) $90.00 Per Hour
Encroachment Inspector $75.00 Per Hour
Posting / Removal of “No Parking” signs $110.00 Per Location
City of Vernon – Fire Safety Officer Rates
City of Vernon – Police Officer Rates

Burbank Unified School District

Finding a School

Photos of school properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or contact us and speak with a schools specialist for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact FilmL.A, and FilmL.A. will then contact the filming liaison to arrange a scout.

Licensing Information

A license agreement for the Burbank Unified School District is required for use of any property owned by the district.
After your request receives initial support from the school liaison, complete and submit the license application to FilmL.A. We require a minimum of three business days to process BUSD license applications.
PLEASE NOTE: Filming activity is secondary to and must not disrupt any school instructional program.

BUSD License Agreement for Use of Premises
BUSD Filming / Parking Production License Application

Film Permit

A film permit from the City of Burbank is required in addition to your BUSD license. Please contact Norma Brolsma at (818) 238-3105 at the City of Burbank or go to burbankusa.com for permitting.

Payments and Distribution

All BUSD fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed 13-page BUSD License Agreement with and return it to FilmL.A. via Email (schools@filmla.com). Please note that BUSD policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized BUSD License and City film permit must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for the Burbank Unified School District with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $2,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • Burbank Unified School District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

Burbank Unified School District Insurance Guidelines
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

Burbank Unified School District – Filming
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Deposit $500.00 Per Day, Refundable, if conditions met
Basic Filming Rate $2,500.00 For 15 Hours
Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overtime Custodial Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Half-Day Filming Rate $1,250.00 For 6 Hours
Student Filming – Basic Rate $260.00 For 4 Hours
Student Filming – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Still Photography – Basic Rate $300.00 For 4 Hours
Still Photography – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overnight Parking / Storage Charge $500.00 Per Day

There will be a charge of $55.00 per hour as reimbursement for custodial salaries if facilities are used on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, or on weekdays before 6:30 AM or after 5:00 PM.

Burbank Unified School District – Parking

For parking ONLY, use the following rates. Parking fees are included in filming fees.

Rate for 1st four hours, includes rental & custodial fees
Fee Type
Amount
Per Additional Hour
Elementary $300.00 $59.00
Middle $350.00 $62.00
Senior High $450.00 $68.00

Glendale Unified School District

FINDING A SCHOOL

Photos of school properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or contact us and speak with a schools specialist for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact FilmL.A, and FilmL.A. will then contact the filming liaison to arrange a scout.

LICENSING INFORMATION

A license agreement for the Glendale Unified School District is required for use of any property owned by the district.
After your request receives initial support from the school liaison, complete and submit the license application to FilmL.A. We require a minimum of three business days to process GUSD license applications.
Please note that a monitor will be assigned during all filming at Glendale Unified school locations.
PLEASE NOTE: Filming activity is secondary to and must not disrupt any school instructional program.

GUSD License Agreement for Use of Premises

GUSD Filming / Parking Production License Information

FILM PERMIT

A film permit with the City of Glendale is required in addition to your GUSD license. Please contact the City of Glendale at (818) 550-4376 for permitting.

Payments and Distribution

All GUSD fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed 13-page GUSD License Agreement with and return it to FilmL.A. via Email (schools@filmla.com). Please note that GUSD policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized GUSD License and City film permit must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for the Glendale Unified School District and with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $2,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • Glendale Unified School District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

Glendale Unified School District Insurance Sample
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

County of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
County Fire Review Fee $282.00 For 15 Hours
County Facility Use Fee $400.00 Per Day
County Road Use $336.00 Per Day
County Road Application Fee $152.00 Per Permit
Glendale Unified School District – Filming
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Deposit $500.00 Per Day, Returned, if conditions met
Basic Filming Rate $3,000.00 For 15 Hours
Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overtime Custodial Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Half-Day Filming Rate $1,500.00 For 6 Hours
Student Filming – Basic Rate $260.00 For 4 Hours
Student Filming – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Still Photography – Basic Rate $300.00 For 4 Hours
Still Photography – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overnight Parking / Storage Charge $500.00 Per Day

There will be a charge of $55.00 per hour as reimbursement for custodial salaries if facilities are used on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, or on weekdays before 6:30 AM or after 5:00 PM.

Glendale Unified School District – Parking
For parking ONLY, use the following rates. Crew and base camp parking are included in filming fees during filming, prep and strike.
Amount
Unit
$1,500.00 Per Day
Glendale Unified School District – Per Use Fees
All fees listed below are per hour (except for fields) for the complete time that the area is being used. They will be charged in addition to the standard use fee for still photo, filming and parking.
Fee Type
Amount
Classrooms $30.00
Cafeteria / Multipurpose room $75.00
Gymnasiums $113.00
Dance / Apparatus room $75.00
Lecture Hall / Music Room / Theater $60.00
Pools $200.00
Stadiums $375.00
Auditorium Ranges from $180.00 to $375.00
Fields Per Diem $100.00

Los Angeles Community College District

FINDING A SCHOOL

Photos of district properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or contact us and speak with a Production Planning coordinator for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact FilmL.A. to arrange a scout of the facility with Production Planning staff.

LICENSING INFORMATION

A license agreement for the Los Angeles Community College District is required for use of any property owned by the district.
After the scout of the facility with FilmL.A. staff has been conducted, complete and submit the license application to FilmL.A. In addition to the application, you must submit a detailed proposal to our office for review.
We require a minimum of five to seven business days to process LACCD license applications.

FILM PERMIT

A film permit with the City of Los Angeles is required in addition to your LACCD license.

Film permits for the City of Los Angeles are also coordinated by FilmL.A. Apply for your film permit online through FilmL.A.’s online permit system at: ops.filmla.com. A minimum of three business days processing time is required for most locations.

Filming, base camping, or crew parking at all LACCD properties require an advance fire department walk‐through. The LAFD Pre‐Approval form is available here. Filmmakers are responsible for arranging their own walk‐through’s with the LAFD.

PAYMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION

All LACCD fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed Film Permit for Use (PFU) Agreement and return it to FilmL.A. via email to jstrong@filmla.com. Please note that LACCD policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized Film Permit for Use (PFU) and FilmL.A. permit for the City of Los Angeles must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for the Los Angeles Community College District and with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $5,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • Los Angeles Community College District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

LACCD Film Insurance Certificate Requirements
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample


Los Angeles Unified School District

FINDING A SCHOOL

Photos of school properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or contact us and speak with a schools specialist for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact the filming liaison assigned to school location to check availability of site, feasibility of the request, and to arrange a scout.

LICENSING INFORMATION

A license agreement for the Los Angeles Unified School District is required for use of any property owned by the district Los Angeles Unified School District.
After your request receives initial support from the school liaison, complete the LAUSD license application, activity checklist, and a detailed parking map and submit to FilmL.A. by email to: schools@filmla.com.
License applications must be submitted with a minimum of four business days for processing.
PLEASE NOTE: Filming activity is secondary to and must not disrupt any school instructional program.

LAUSD Synopsis and Activity Checklist
LAUSD License Agreement Information
LAUSD License Agreement

FILM PERMIT

A film permit with the City of Los Angeles is required in addition to your LAUSD license.

Film permits for the City of Los Angeles are also coordinated by FilmL.A. Applications for the film permit can be submitted online through FilmL.A.’s online permit system (OPS).

Filming, base camping, or crew parking at all LAUSD properties require an advance fire department walk‐through. The LAFD Pre‐Approval form is available here. Filmmakers are responsible for arranging their own walk‐through’s with the LAFD.

Please note that a monitor will be assigned during all filming at LAUSD school locations.

PAYMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION

All LAUSD fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed 13-page LAUSD License Agreement with and return it to FilmL.A. via Email (schools@filmla.com). Please note that LAUSD policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized LAUSD License and FilmL.A. permit for the City of Los Angeles must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for LAUSD and with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $2,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • Los Angeles Unified School District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

Los Angeles Unified School District Insurance Guidelines
FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

There is no application fee to apply for a LAUSD filming license; however use of LAUSD properties will generate location fees. City or county permit fees will also apply based on the jurisdiction in which the school resides. Use of city or county personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate additional personnel fees. Refundable security deposits are also required; please be advised that refunds can take some time to be processed.

All LAUSD fees are collected with the film permit. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice will be assessed a $150 fee.
An authorized production company representative must sign the completed LAUSD License Agreement and email to schools@filmla.com or fax to 213.977.8686. LAUSD policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.

Los Angeles Unified School District – Filming
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Deposit $500.00 Per Day, Returned, if conditions met
Basic Filming Rate $3,500.00 For 15 Hours
Overtime Rate $140.00 Per Hour
Custodial Rate $35.00 Per Hour
Half-Day Filming Rate $1,750.00 For 6 Hours
Student Filming – Basic Rate $350.00 For 4 Hours
Student Filming – Overtime Rate $70.00 Per Hour
Still Photography – Basic Rate $525.00 For 4 Hours
Still Photography – Overtime Rate $74.00 Per Hour
Overnight Parking / Storage Charge $1,000.00 Per Day
Los Angeles Unified School District – Parking
For parking ONLY, use the following rates. Crew and base camp parking are included in filming fees during filming, prep and strike.
School
Half Day (8 HRS.)
Full Day (16 HRS.)
Additional Hour
Elementary $910.00 $1,365.00 $150.00
Middle $910.00 $1,365.00 $150.00
Senior High $975.00 $1,568.00 $150.00

Base Camp: $1,000.00 per day for base camp and / or catering, plus parking rates.

Los Angeles Unified School District – Additional Facilities Rates

Rates for additional facilities (auditoriums, multipurpose rooms, lunch areas, gyms, playground, cafeteria, etc.) while filming or parking at a school will be provided upon request.


La Cañada Unified School District

FINDING A SCHOOL

Photos of school properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or contact us and speak with a schools specialist for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact FilmL.A, and FilmL.A. will then contact the filming liaison to arrange a scout.

LICENSING INFORMATION

A license agreement for the La Canada Unified School District is required for use of any property owned by the district.
After your request receives initial support from the school liaison, complete and submit the license application to FilmL.A. We require a minimum of three business days to process La Canada Unified license applications.
PLEASE NOTE: Filming activity is secondary to and must not disrupt any school instructional program.

La Cañada Unified School District License Agreement

La Cañada Unified School District License Application

FILM PERMIT

A film permit with the City of La Canada is required in addition to your La Canada license. A City permit can be obtained through the La Canada/Flintridge City Hall at lcf.ca.gov/administration/film-permits.

PAYMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION

All La Canada Unified fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed 13-page La Canada License Agreement with and return it to FilmL.A. via Email (schools@filmla.com). Please note that La Canada policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized License Application and City film permit must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for the La Cañada Unified School District and with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $2,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • La Cañada Unified School District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

There is no application fee to apply for a LCUSD filming license; however use of LCUSD properties will generate location fees. Permit fees will also apply for the City of La Cañada, and use of city or county personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate additional personnel fees. Refundable security deposits are also required; please be advised that refunds can take some time to be processed.

La Cañada Unified School District – Filming
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Deposit $500.00 Per Day, Refundable, if conditions met
Basic Filming Rate $2,500.00 For 15 Hours
Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overtime Custodial Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Half-Day Filming Rate $1,250.00 For 6 Hours
Student Filming – Basic Rate $260.00 For 4 Hours
Student Filming – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Still Photography – Basic Rate $300.00 For 4 Hours
Still Photography – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overnight Parking / Storage Charge $500.00 Per Day

There will be a charge of $55.00 per hour as reimbursement for custodial salaries if facilities are used on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, or on weekdays before 6:30 AM or after 5:00 PM.

La Cañada Unified School District – Parking

For parking ONLY, use the following rates. Parking fees are included in filming fees.

Rate for 1st four hours, includes rental & custodial fees
Fee Type
Amount
Per Additional Hour
Elementary $300.00 $59.00
Middle $350.00 $62.00
Senior High $450.00 $68.00

Lawndale Elementary School District

FINDING A SCHOOL

Photos of school properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or contact us and speak with a schools specialist for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact FilmL.A, and FilmL.A. will then contact the filming liaison to arrange a scout.

LICENSE APPLICATION

A license agreement for the Lawndale Elementary School District is required for use of any property owned by the district.
After your request receives initial support from the school liaison, complete and submit the license application to FilmL.A. We require a minimum of three business days to process Lawndale Elementary license applications.
PLEASE NOTE: Filming activity is secondary to and must not disrupt any school instructional program.

Lawndale Elementary SD Filming / Parking Production License Application
Lawndale Elementary School District License Agreement for Use of Premises

FILM PERMIT

A film permit with the City of Lawndale is required in addition to your license. Please contact the City of Lawndale directly at (310) 973-3246 for permitting.

PAYMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION

All Lawndale Elementary fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed 13-page Lawndale License Agreement with and return it to FilmL.A. via Email (schools@filmla.com). Please note that Lawndale policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized Lawndale License and City film permit must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for the Lawndale Unified School District and with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $2,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • Lawndale Unified School District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

Lawndale Elementary School District – Filming
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Deposit $500.00 Per Day, Refundable, if conditions met
Basic Filming Rate $2,500.00 For 15 Hours
Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overtime Custodial Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Half-Day Filming Rate $1,250.00 For 6 Hours
Student Filming – Basic Rate $260.00 For 4 Hours
Student Filming – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Still Photography – Basic Rate $300.00 For 4 Hours
Still Photography – Overtime Rate $55.00 Per Hour
Overnight Parking / Storage Charge $500.00 Per Day

There will be a charge of $55.00 per hour as reimbursement for custodial salaries if facilities are used on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, or on weekdays before 6:30 AM or after 5:00 PM.

Lawndale Elementary School District – Parking

For parking ONLY, use the following rates. Parking fees are included in filming fees.

Rate for 1st four hours, includes rental & custodial fees
Fee Type
Amount
Per Additional Hour
Elementary $300.00 $59.00
Middle $350.00 $62.00
Senior High $450.00 $68.00

Norwalk - La Mirada Unified School District

FINDING A SCHOOL

Photos of school properties are available on LocoScout, FilmL.A.’s web-based location scouting tool, or call us and speak with a schools specialist for location recommendations.
After identifying a potential location, filmmakers should contact FilmL.A, and FilmL.A. will then contact the filming liaison to arrange a scout.

LICENSING INFORMATION

A license agreement for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is required for use of any property owned by the district.
After your request receives initial support from the school liaison, complete and submit the license application to FilmL.A. We require a minimum of three business days to process Norwalk-La Mirada license applications.
Please note that a monitor will be assigned during all filming at Norwalk-La Mirada school locations.
PLEASE NOTE: Filming activity is secondary to and must not disrupt any school instructional program.

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District – Guidelines
City of Norwalk Filming Procedures

FILM PERMIT

A film permit with the City of Norwalk or the City of La Mirada is required in addition to your Norwalk-LA Mirada license.

For filming in the City of Norwalk please contact Paul Weldon (562) 929-5357 Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and every other Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

For filming in the City of La Mirada please contact Mark Rounds (562) 943-0131, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and every other Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

PAYMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION

All fees are collected by FilmL.A. When the license agreement is ready, we will notify you of acceptable forms of payment for your company. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

An authorized production company representative must sign the completed 13-page Norwalk-La Mirada License Agreement with and return it to FilmL.A. via Email (schools@filmla.com). Please note that Norwalk-La Mirada policy prohibits third parties from signing on filmmakers’ behalf.

Your finalized License and City film permit must be kept on-site at all times during the production activity.

Filmmakers seeking to use school district facilities must have insurance on file for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and with FilmL.A. If you do not have insurance on file, please provide us with mandatory insurance as per the insurance requirements below.

Insurance coverage limits may vary based on activity and location. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without first discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. schools specialist.

Please forward all insurance requirements for this district to your broker for processing.

The final license agreement will not be released until all insurance has been reviewed and approved by our office, so please submit your insurance certificates as soon as possible.

Required Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation
Minimum Limits
  • $2,000,000 per occurrence.
Additional Insured
  • Norwalk La-Mirada Unified School District added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
  • FilmL.A. must also be added as additional insured; see link below for specific wording and sample.
Insurance Submission

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact our office at 213.977.8600 and ask to speak with our schools department.

FilmL.A. Insurance Sample

FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee** $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee** $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

 

* NON-REFUNDABLE
** Non-profit organizations / public service announcements qualify for this reduction.

Norwalk – La Mirada School District
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Regular Filming $2,500.00, Overtime Rate: $55.00 per hour 15 Hours
Half-day Filming $1,250.00 6 hours
Still Photography $300.00, Overtime Rate: $55 per hour 4 Hours
Student Filming $260.00, Overtime Rate: $55 per hour 4 Hours
Cancellation

All fees are collected by FilmL.A. Licenses not cancelled with 24 hrs. notice may be assessed a $150 fee.

Deposit

$500.00 per day to be returned less deductions for overtime charges, custodial charges and damages.

Custodial

There will be a charge of $55 per hour as reimbursement for custodial salaries as needed.

Parking and Base Camp rates

$1,500 per day plus $55 an hour custodial.

Overnight charges:

$500.00 per day for overnight parking/storage of vehicles and/or equipment when filming at a school. When Production Company is only using the school to park, the fee is $1,500 per day. Crew and base camp parking are included in filming fees during filming, prep and strike.

Additional Facilities

Rates for additional facilities (auditoriums, multipurpose rooms, lunch areas, gyms, playground, cafeteria, etc.) while parking at a school will be provided upon request.


Angeles National Forest

The Forest Service requires a minimum of 3 FULL business days to process a permit application and will NOT begin the process until all 3 of the above documents (application, insurance and map) are submitted. Permits need to be into FilmL.A. at least 4 business days in advance.

Please note, all applicants must have a Government issued identification to pick up their permit.

A dual permit with FilmL.A. and/or the California Film Commission may be required when filming on roads in the Angeles National Forest.

Permits for Filming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture must issue a temporary use (filming) permit for all on-location filming taking place within the Angeles National Forest (ANF). FilmL.A. is the sole entity contractually authorized to help coordinate the permit process on behalf of ANF personnel.

An application form is available for download here:

Angeles National Forest Application

Fill out permit application and fax or email the application (must be typed), insurance and map of the filming location to Attn: Tim Overbeck. (Map may be hand drawn)

Contact Tim Overbeck with any questions at:

FilmL.A., Inc
6255 W. Sunset Bl, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: 213-977-8600
Fax: 213-977-8687
Email: info@filmla.com

Students

Student filmmakers are required to pay a minimum cost-recovery fee. Use fees will be waived for first year students if they produce a letter on letterhead from the school stating that the film is a class requirement and has no commercial value.

Proof of insurance is required before we can begin processing your permit application. In addition to the proof of insurance you will need to submit for FilmL.A., ANF requires the following proof of insurance coverage:

One (1) Million General Liability is required, submitted on ACORD 25 2009 form.

The certificate of insurance must add the following as additionally insured in the certificate holder box and on the endorsement page of the certificate. The certificate and the endorsement page must be submitted to FilmL.A. with the filming application.

U.S. Government


USDA Forest Service

701 N. Santa Anita Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91006

  • The following clause must appear on both the face of the certificate and on the endorsement page of the certificate: “It is understood and agreed that the United States of America, Angeles National Forest, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is additionally insured solely as respects liability arising from operations of the named insured.”

The certificate must include a thirty-day notice of cancellation provision (10 days for non-payment of the certificate premium). It must be obtained from an insurer admitted to do business in California or written through a California-licensed broker.

Please note that mandatory coverage limits are activity-based. We do not advise you to purchase insurance without discussing your filming plans with a FilmL.A. insurance specialist.

Angeles National Forest Insurance Guidelines

ANF charges a non-refundable cost recovery fee to collect and review permit applications. In addition, use fees will be added based on the size of your still photography or filming crew, and a unique site fee may also be assessed. Use of federal, city or county personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate additional personnel fees.

Fees are payable by check only and due prior to the first day of prep or filming activity.  Checks must be made payable to “USDA Forest Service” and can be processed at the ANF office by appointment only at the following location:

U.S. Forest Service
12371 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando, CA 91342

For $150 plus the cost of your Angeles National Forest permit, FilmL.A. will arrange pick up and payment for your completed ANF permit and deliver it directly to you

FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE

Angeles National Forest
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Still Photography (1-10 persons) $84.43 Per Day
Still Photography (11-30 persons) $253.25 Per Day
Still Photography (30+ persons) $422.07 Per Day
Filming (1-10 persons) $253.25 Per Day
Filming (11-30 persons) $337.64 Per Day
Filming (31-60 persons) $844.14 Per Day
Filming (60+ persons) $1,016.20 Per Day

Our Offices

We make our office available as an affordable filming location. See this article about some examples.

Hours

FilmL.A. office space is available on a case-by-case basis on week nights after 7pm and on weekends.

Film Permits

A film permit is required for filming in our office. Your permit can be applied for at https://ops.filmla.com and requires 3 full business days to process.

Fees

There is no charge for the use of the office space, however, a refundable deposit against damages is
required. The amount of the deposit will be determined based on the scope of the activity.

Misc.
  • Production is required to submit a detailed proposal to the Production Planning Department outlining all
    areas to be used and other special requests such as use of desks, computers left on, TV’s on etc. This proposal should include a map (attached) showing the areas requested for use. Please send your proposal and map to info@filmla.com.
  • At least one (1) FilmL.A. Monitor is required. The rate is $30/hour(1 1⁄2 after 8 & 2x after 12)
  • No food or drinks (except for water) allowed in the office areas. Production may use the employee break room for catering & craft services. Food and drink may be used
  • Layout board or mats are required under all equipment. Desks, counters, tables, etc… must also be
    protected when placing any equipment on them.
  • House power is ok to use. Nothing larger than a Kino Flo light (or higher than 1600 watts) will be allowed
    to be plugged in to wall outlets. If a Circuit is tripped, there is no afterhours support available.
  • No taping or tacking anything to the walls without prior approval.
  • Productions must remove all self-generated trash upon leaving. FilmL.A. trash containers are not meant for
    production use.
  • Layout board must be placed in all areas where equipment will be (including elevator lobby and kitchen)
  • The HVAC in the FilmL.A. suite is on until 6pm on weekdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, and is off all day on Sunday. If you would like to have the HVAC left on there is an additional charge of $75/hour. There are no building engineers on duty over the weekends so this must be arranged prior to your shoot date.
  • Production must also contact the building owner to discuss filming. Contact information:

Kilroy Realty Corporation
Arthur Stroyman: AStroyman@kilroyrealty.com
Christina Hamilton: CHamilton@kilroyrealty.com
(323) 769-5900

  • If the production is completely contained within our suite, there will be no charge from Kilroy. They will ask for an insurance certificate.
  • Parking in the building can for cast and crew vehicles can be arranged directly with a Kilroy representative. Additional fees apply and are paid directly to Kilroy.
Proof of insurance is required before FilmL.A. can begin processing your permit application.

COVERAGES

∙Commercial General Liability
∙Auto Liability
∙Proof of Workers Compensation

MINIMUM LIMITS

For Filming:
∙$1,000,000 per occurrence.

ADDITIONAL INSURED

∙Kilroy Realty Corp. named as additional insured.

INSURANCE COMPANY

∙Must be licensed to do business in California.

Please contact David Cortes at (323) 769-5918 or dcortes@kilroyrealty.com for more information on insurance requirements.

FilmL.A., Inc.
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
Application Fee (Motion)* $660.00 Per Permit
Application Fee (Still Photo)* $63.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee $52.00 Per Permit
Rider Fee (Motion)* $105.00 Per Rider
Rider Fee (Still Photo)* $21.00 Per Rider
Modified Permit Rider Fee $26.00 Per Rider
FilmL.A. Monitor $31.00 Per Hour, 1st 8 Hours (overtime rates apply)
Notification Fee $164.00 min. Per Location (fee varies with notified radius)
Delivery Fee $58.00 min. Per Permit (within 30-Mile Studio Zone)

* NON-REFUNDABLE

City of Los Angeles
Fee Type
Amount
Unit
L.A. City Fire Safety Officer Fee $64.00 Per hour, plus 1 hour travel with 4 hour min.
City Fire Spot-Check Fee $85.00 Per Permit
Rec. and Parks Use Fee (Motion) $450.00 Per Day
Rec. and Parks Use Fee (Still) $75.00 (1-15) / $150.00 Per Day
Park Monitor $38.00 Per Hour
Street / Lane Closure Fee $312.00 Per Location
D.O.T. Posting Fee $69.00 Per 300 ft., Per Side of the Street

Filming at City facilities will generate use fees. Use of City or County personnel, when required to protect public safety based on requested filming activities, will generate personnel fees.


Neighborhood-Specific Requirements