Filming

The City of Santa Monica is an extremely popular place for filming.  Through the Public Works Department, the City has an approved agreement with FilmL.A., establishing FilmL.A. as the film permit coordinator for the City.  They accept applications for permits to film on public right-of-way, public property, and at City facilities.     

Film permit applications should be submitted to FilmL.A. through their Online Permit System at www.filmla.com at least 5 business days before the first day of filming.  For more information, please contact FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Department at 213-977-8600.  

Notifying Santa Monica Fire

Depending on the nature of the project, FilmL.A. will require you to contact Santa Monica Fire directly. If this is the case, please complete the notification form found below:

COMPANY DETAIL                        
Production
Company:           
 

 

CONTACT   
First
Name:                 
           Last
Name:
 
Mailing
Address:
 
City, State Zip:  
Telephone
Number:
  Ext:  
Email:  

  

FILMING DETAIL             
Location:             
Filming
Start Date:
     Filming
End Date:
 
Filming
Start Time:
  Filming
End Time:
 
Description:  
Total 
Cast & Crew:
 

Generator Detail, if not applicable write N/A
Number of:   Watts:  

*Please Note, if cast and crew total is greater than 49 people OR the generator is greater than 2,000 watts an FSO is required. 

  

  

 

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