FilmLA to Adjust Service Fees, Introduce Credit Card Option for Payment in July

FilmLAFor Filmmakers, Production Alerts

Please be advised that FilmLA will implement a revised fee schedule for new permit applications received on or after July 1, 2019. 

FilmLA strives to keep fees reasonable and necessary to meet the service expectations of our film industry and municipal clients.

All FilmLA fee adjustments are linked to annual changes in the Consumer Price Index. After this adjustment, FilmLA permits will still be priced competitively, compared to regional alternatives.

Current RateNew RatePer
FilmLA Application Fee$685.00$699.00Permit
FilmLA Permit Rider Fee$109.00$111.00Permit
FilmLA Still Photography Fee$65.00$66.00Permit
FilmLA Notification Fee$170.00$173.00Radius
FilmLA Monitor Fee$32.00$32.50Hour

Effective July 1, FilmLA will also begin accepting major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay for payment for all services, including permits and school licenses. All credit transactions will be subject to a payment processing fee from our new payment processor.  This fee will vary with the total cost of your permit or license. 

For FilmLA customers, the advantages of payment by credit card are many. Not least, payment by credit card will reduce the need for FilmLA office visits to deliver payment and pick up documents. 

For customers who prefer to pay for and pick up permits in person, FilmLA will continue to accept cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, or business checks during business hours at our Hollywood office.

If you have questions about the coming changes, we invite you to contact FilmLA’s Solution Services team at 213-977-8600, or by email at