Updated: Holiday Permit Application Deadlines and FilmLA Holiday Hours of Operation

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Updated 12/22/21 at 3:45 pm

FilmLA, the City and the County of Los Angeles will be closed on Friday, Friday December 24 and Friday December 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays. In addition, FilmLA will observe holiday hours of operation as follows:

  • Monday, December 20:            9am – 4pm
  • Tuesday, December 21:            9am – 4pm
  • Wednesday, December 22:       9am – 4pm
  • Thursday, December 23:           9am – 2pm
  • Friday, December 24:                CLOSED
  • Monday, December 27:             9am – 4pm
  • Tuesday, December 28:             9am – 4pm
  • Wednesday, December 29:        9am – 4pm
  • Thursday, December 30:            9am – 2pm
  • Friday, December 31:                 CLOSED

Please see below for additional information about approver availability and permit application deadlines. Early application is advised to allow proper time for review.


City and County of Los Angeles, LAUSD, City of Lancaster & City of Palmdale filming on:

  • 12/20 — See “Port of Los Angeles” below
  • 12/23 — See “LAUSD” below
  • 12/24 – 12/27 due by 2pm on 12/21
  • 12/28 due by 2pm on 12/22
  • 12/29 due by 2pm on 12/23
  • 12/30 due by 2pm on 12/27
  • 12/31 – 1/3 due by 2pm on 12/28
  • 1/4 due by 2pm on 12/29
  • 1/5 due by 2pm on 12/30
  • 1/6 and after, return to normal deadlines

PORT OF LOS ANGELES: The Wharfinger office will be closed and unable to process film permit approvals during the week of December 20. Also, only a skeleton crew will be available the week of December 27. Filmmakers are urged to plan around this schedule as no last minute or rush approvals will be allowed.

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (LAUSD): District properties will be closed and unavailable for filming use during the school shutdown period, from December 23, 2021 – January 3, 2022. District staff will be unable to review and approve requests to film during this time. School will not be in session during winter recess, which lasts from December 20, 2021 – January 7, 2022. Those who anticipate filming in early January should file requests well before the shutdown period begins in December.


City of Diamond Bar filming on:

  • 12/23 – 12/27 due by 2pm on 12/20
  • 12/28 due by 2pm on 12/21
  • 12/29 due by 2pm on 12/22
  • 12/30 due by 2pm on 12/27
  • 12/31 – 1/3 due by 2pm on 12/28
  • 1/4 due by 2pm on 12/29
  • 1/5 due by 2pm on 12/30
  • 1/6 and after, return to normal deadlines

City of Fullerton & City of Industry filming on:

  • 12/24 – 1/3 due by 2pm on 12/21
  • 1/4 due by 2pm on 12/22
  • 1/5 due by 2pm on 12/23
  • 1/6 and after, return to normal deadlines

City of Gardena filming on:

  • 12/23 – 12/27 due by 2 pm on 12/20
  • 12/28 due by 2pm on 12/21
  • 12/29 due by 2pm on 12/22
  • 12/30 due by 2pm on 12/27
  • 12/31 – 1/4 due by 2pm on 12/28
  • 1/5 due by 2pm on 12/29
  • 1/6 due by 2pm on 12/30
  • 1/7 and after, return to normal deadlines

City of Newport Beach filming on:

  • 12/24 – 1/3 due by 2pm on 12/17
  • 1/4 due by 2pm on 12/20
  • 1/5 due by 2pm on 12/21
  • 1/6 due by 2pm on 12/22
  • 1/7 due by 2pm on 12/23
  • 1/8 and after, return to normal deadlines

City of Santa Monica filming on:

  • 12/24 – 12/27 are due by 2:00 pm on 12/16
  • 12/28 are due by 2pm pm on 12/17
  • 12/29 are due by 2pm pm on 12/20
  • 12/30 – 1/3 are due by 2pm pm on 12/21
  • 1/4 are due by 2pm pm on 12/22
  • 1/5 are due by 2pm pm on 12/27
  • 1/6 are due by 2pm pm on 12/28
  • 1/7 are due by 2pm pm on 12/29
  • 1/8 and after, return to normal deadlines

For jurisdictions served by FilmLA and not listed here, please email info@filmla.com regarding your specific request.

Thank you for your attention to these important application deadlines.

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