Online Permit System (OPS)

Submit your film permit application and manage your production.


A new kind of location library. It’s public property exclusive, and a snap to search. LocoScout helps filmmakers find some future favorites.

Misc. Resources

MyLA311 App

Mobile app with a useful directory of Los Angeles city services and phone numbers. You can also report certain community concerns that are unrelated to filming.


Studio Zones

The studio zone is a 30 mile radius used by union film projects to determine per diem rates and driving distances for crew members. The California Film Commission has information on how to accurately determine the boundaries.

Studio Zones


Monitor real-time road closures, parking restrictions, and data from FilmL.A. and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.


Navigate LA

NavigateLA is a web-based mapping application that delivers maps and reports based on data supplied by various City departments, Los Angeles County, and Thomas Bros. Maps.



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Police Officers Contact List

DISCLAIMER: The following listed providers are the only companies or retired officers that provide active / retired Los Angeles Police Officers to be used for motion picture / television locations.

List of Insurance Providers

DISCLAIMER: This list is provided by FilmL.A., Inc. as a courtesy to its customers. FilmL.A. neither guarantees its accuracy nor endorses any company listed. FilmL.A. will not be liable for reliance on any listed company’s fitness for any purpose.

Glossary of Key Terms