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Shooting Permit Requirements in

Los Angeles

Customers wishing to film in any of our client jurisdictions can fill out a permit application online and track its approval status in real-time using OPS, FilmL.A.'s web-based Online Permit System.  


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After a brief registration process, OPS users have the ability to:

•Create and save templates for future permit applications

•Receive instant confirmation of application receipt

•Track permit progress and approval status in real-time

•Download coordinated permits made ready for distribution


Although the preferred way to apply for permits is online, a traditional pen-and-paper application form is also available.



Film L.A. Process Guides



Obtaining a film permit involves more than just submitting an application.  As a part of the permit process, applicants must also furnish proof of insurance and other documents and conduct community outreach.


Contact Info:

Business Address:

FilmL.A., Inc.

1201 W. 5th Street, Suite T-800

Los Angeles,  CA 90017  


Main:          213.977.8600

Fax (Main):           213.977.8610

Fax (Permits):       213.977.8601

Email:           info@filmlainc.com