State Film Permits
Online Permit Application
Apply for your permit to shoot on state-owned property and track your permit status.
June 19, 2019
The CFC will be switching to a new permit application system beginning July 1, 2019. All applications submitted for shoot dates later than July 10 will have to be re-submitted through the new system beginning on July 1.
If you want to apply for a shoot date after July 10, please wait and apply through the new system on July 1.
If you have already submitted an application for a shoot date from July 2 to July 10, the CFC will create an account for you and transfer the data from your original application to the new system on July 1 and send you the new application number.
All state permit applications must be submitted four (4) business days / 96 hours (weekends and holidays are not considered business days) prior to the first prep/shoot day. Caltrans ramp and lane closures require a minimum of at least twelve (12) business days in advance of prep/shoot; freeway closures require a minimum of sixteen (16) business days.
Monitor Payments and Permit Issuance: The California Film Commission cannot issue permits until all estimated monitor fees and other cost recovery payments have been received by the permit staff. This rule applies to all permit requests without exception.