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Permitting Information Center

State Parks

National Parks
  • Everglades National Park
    The vast, unspoiled panorama of Everglades National Park and the pristine marine environment of Dry Tortugas National Park (with historic Fort Jefferson) offer photographers and filmmakers unique opportunities for capturing the natural world on film. However, the Congressional acts establishing these parks places a two-fold responsibility upon the National Park Service to protect the natural and cultural resources and to provide for the visitors' enjoyment of them.
  • Biscayne National Park
    Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs.
  • Stiltsville Trust
    Stiltsville is a group of wood stilt houses located one mile south of Cape Florida on sand banks of the Safety Valve on the edge of Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
    The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.

Child Labor
The entertainment industry has special rules to ensure that minors are not employed under conditions that are either injurious or detrimental to their health, safety or education.

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Coast Guard

Our office will make the initial request to the Coast Guard on behalf of Production to determine if it is necessary to fill out the Coast Guard Event Permit. Please contact our office for filming on the water, 305-375-3288.


Requirements for Filming with Drones (UAS - unmanned aircraft system)

FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations & Policies

Some restrictions include:

  • All filming with a drone on County Property requires a Miami-Dade Police Officer
  • No filming with drones within five nautical miles of an airport.
    Check out the new online FAA map
  • No night filming without a FAA waiver
  • Must be a closed set.



All production companies wishing to film on any federally-owned, military installation must first contact the Department of Defense. All scripts must be approved by the Department of Defense before any production can take place.

For information regarding U.S. military assistance in producing feature motion pictures, television shows, documentaries, music videos, commercial advertisements, CD-ROM games, and other audiovisual programs, please contact the Military Service being portrayed or being asked to provide assistance:


  • Department of Defense
    Special Assistant for Entertainment Media

    Department of Defense
    The Pentagon, Room 2E592
    Washington, DC 20301-1400
    (703) 695-2936 / FAX (703) 695-1149
  • Army
    Chief, Office of Army Chief of Public Affairs

    Los Angeles Branch
    10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 235-7621 / FAX (310) 235-6075
  • Navy
    Director, Navy Office of Information West

    10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1220
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 235-7481 / FAX (310) 235-7856
  • Air Force
    Director, Secretary of the Air Force
    Office of Public Affairs
    Office of Public Affairs-Entertainment Liaison
    10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1240
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 235-7511 / FAX (310) 235-7500
  • Marine Corps
    Director, Marine Corps Public Affairs

    Motion Picture and Television Liaison
    10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1230
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 235-7272 / FAX (310) 235-7274