State Film Permits
Online Permit Application
Apply for your permit to shoot on state-owned property and track your permit status.
The California Film Commission will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day. Please plan appropriately to ensure you have enough time for your applications to be accepted and approved.
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.