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Aviation Filming Regulations

Producers and Line Managers
General Aviation Airport Managers
Miami Dade Aviation Department Business Partners

To whom it may concern:
Miami International Airport is owned and operated by Miami-Dade County. The County requires a permit for all commercial filming, still photography, in-flight videos, student films, etc., utilizing County property.

In an effort to inform production companies of filming procedures for the Miami Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), MDAD has developed guidelines for Miami International Airport and its General Aviation Airports. Our primary objective is the safety and security of our passengers and tenants and keeping our facilities operational and functional.

A Film Permit is a Requirement
To obtain a permit for video, still or film productions at the airport, contact the Miami-Dade  Office of Film and Entertainment at 305-375-3288. Additionally, Production must fill out the  Miami International Film Request Form and email it to

Coordinating Process
When a production company requests to film at Miami International Airport or one of General Aviation Airports, they must contact the Office of Film & Entertainment, in order to discuss logistics of the project. The production company must submit a narrative with a description of the project.

Police Requirements:
A Canine Sweep and at least one Miami Dade Police Officer required for all productions filming at the airport.
The number of Police required will be determined by the size and scope of your project.

Departmental Fees
In order to better assess the needs of the production companies utilizing our airports’ facilities and minimize costs incurred by the Department during filming projects, production companies that need to utilize high efficiency lights and/or electrical dependant equipment during their filming projects must secure the services of an electrician from the Miami Dade Aviation Department. The electrical expenses incurred by the production companies are $60.00 per hour. This is merely to protect the Airport’s business partners and concessionaires from experiencing power failures. The size and caliber of the project will determine the need to secure airport off duty police officers and/or additional support personnel. These expenses will be paid by the production company.


Please note that it can take up to 14 days to receive approval to film at Miami International Airport.

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