California Film Commission Permit

State of California
California Film Commission
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 900
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 860.2960
Fax: (323) 860.2972
Contact for State Parks: Helene Dervishian, (323) 860.2960 ext. 106
Contact for State Highways: David Booth, (323) 860.2960 ext. 104
Contact for State Property and Buildings: Catherine Adamic, (323) 860.2960 ext. 107
State Fire Marshal: Al Adams, (213) 700.5884
CHP Film/Media Relations Officer: Cheyenne Quesada, (323) 860.2960, Ext. 103

Use: Filming on state-owned property
Permit fees: The California Film Commission offers free on-line permitting and coordination for all state properties. State Park film monitor fee $79/hour. Fees also apply for site monitors, parking, and other cost recovery charges.
Application Requirements: Permits are required for filming and still photography, via an on-line permit application.
Insurance Requirements: A valid insurance certificate is required for all film permits. See for details.
Processing Time: 4 business days required for most film permits. More time is required for any high impact permit requests such as filming on freeways.
Special requirements: The State Fire Marshal must review all permit requests which include stunts or pyrotechnic activities. California Highway Patrol officers are coordinated through Officer Cheyenne Quesada (323.860.2960 ext. 103). Filming at state parks and beaches requires the approval of the local park ranger. Please refer to the contact list below for each park.