Online Permit Application

Apply for your permit to shoot on state-owned property and track your permit status.

Welcome to the permit application system. You will need to create a new account to begin using the new system. Your login will be the email address that you use to create the account. You will be asked to request a key each time you want to log in. The key will be emailed to you. You will then be sent to the application home page where you can create an application or view applications you have already started or submitted. Find more helpful instructions by clicking the yellow box below.

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.

Some State Parks require 14-30 advance application.  Please contact the park before applying.  Park contacts can be found here.

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.

California Film Commission
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tel: 323.860.2960 | 800.858.4749
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