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Deering Estate Rules & Regulations



Commercial Photography & Film/TV/Video Rules and Regulations

Commercial Still Photography and Filming Permits are by advance reservation only. An additional permit is required from the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Office. Permits allow commercial still photography and filming outside of the historic houses only between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Still Photo Fee: $800 plus 7% sales tax per day.
Filming Fee: $2,000 each additional hour before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm is $200.

Certificate of Insurance for Public Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage is required. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33157, must be named as additionally insured. Please fax this documentation to 305-254-5866.

Major film and television shoots are approved on a case-by-case basis after submitting detailed request in writing. Permit fees are non-refundable and must be paid upon arrival of the crew. To make a reservation, contact the Special Events Coordinator at
 jnoord@miamidade.govor 786-735-9505 ext. 236.

 

Permit Rules and Regulations

  1. Permits are available for commercial photography by advance reservation. The Deering Estate at Cutler provides the use of the exterior of the buildings only for Film/T.V. Video Shoots (between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm).
  2. Certificate of Insurance for Public Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage is required. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33157, must be named as additionally insured. Please fax this documentation to 305-254-5866.
  3. Major film and television shoots are approved on a case-by-case basis after submitting detailed request in writing. Permit fees are non-refundable and must be paid upon arrival of the crew. To make a reservation, contact the Special Events Coordinator at jnoord@miamidade.gov  or 786-735-9505 ext. 236.
  4. Permittee is responsible for the actions of all crew members, talent, and sub-contractors. 
  5. Due to limited parking, parking will be assigned by the Events Coordinator. 
  6. Crews and talent must not block any doors, windows, driveways, stairs or ramps to and from the public areas. 
  7. Animals may not be brought onto the grounds without specific authorization from the Events Coordinator. There will be no fires, explosives or loud noise allowed. 
  8. All crews and talent must be fully clothed while on the property. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Talent may not be made up or dressed in public areas. Provisions must be brought for dressing rooms. 
  9. Sets may only be assembled, not built on the property. Power tools may not be used on the property without prior approval from the Events Coordinator. Aerosol paint may not be used on the property.  
  10. Beverages may be consumed in shoot areas; however, all food must be kept at vehicles and out of public areas. 
  11. There will not be any boats, jet skis, swimming, fishing, etc. allowed in the boat basin or surrounding areas. Filming will not be allowed in the natural areas, gift shop or on Chicken Key. 
  12. No cutting, trimming, or otherwise disturbing of plants and trees, to include tree climbing is allowed. There will be no molestation, feeding or petting of wildlife allowed. 
  13. The permittee must ensure that areas are left clean and that all trash is carried to the designated container.

Deering Estate at Cutler Film, TV, Video & Photo Shoots

Film/TV/Video Shoots (plus tax)
Grounds (8 AM - 6 PM) (Daily Rate) $2,000.00
Each Additional Hour before 8AM and after 6PM $200.00
Still Photo Shoots (Plus Tax)
Grounds (8 AM - 6 PM) (Daily Rate) Plus 7% Sales Tax per Day

$800.00

Each Additional Hour

$200.00


A 20% refundable security deposit is required plus Miami-Dade County Sales Tax of 7%.

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