Contact Us:
City Hall
1685 Main Street, Room 113
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8737
Fax: (310) 576-3598

Permit Counter Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Filming in Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica has approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing FilmL.A. as film permit coordinator for the City.  FilmL.A. is now accepting applications for permits to film on public right-of-way, public property, and at City facilities starting July 8, 2013.     

Film permit applications should be submitted to FilmL.A. through their Online Permit System at 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.    



For Filming Hours, Insurance Requirements, Parking Requirements, and Specific Requirements for Filming Locations

For filming hours, parking, insurance requirements, and other specific requirements for filming locations, please review the City's Film Permit Guidelines pdf



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