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Student Film Permit Requirements
Film Permits are generally required throughout Miami-Dade County and each of its municipalities for commercial film, video or still photo shoots that are conducted on public property; that is, on roads and streets, sidewalks, or in parks, beaches or public buildings. Student film projects also need a film permit in order to film in Miami-Dade County as well as many municipalities. We need to know what jurisdiction you are film/video/photographing in. Students should adhere to the following guidelines when filming/photography/video in the County:
1. Following permit restrictions is imperative to accomplishing your film
project goals. Enforcement officers (police, park managers, etc.) will shut
down your production if all rules/restrictions of your permit are now
followed and any infractions will be reported back to your
2. Remember you are representing the University/School you attend
at all times. As such, you should be polite, respectful and obey the
rules and restrictions as posted on your film permit.
3. Remember you are a guest on the streets of Miami-Dade County.
Act respectful with everyone you meet.
This is important for your present and future projects.
4. Never block a street, sidewalk or pedestrian traffic.
Public access is key in all public spaces in Miami-Dade County.
5. Always ask permission of stores, restaurants and other business places
if you plan to shoot in front of their establishment or utilize their
business in your project. If filming in a residential neighborhood,
all houses that will be impacted by your production should be
given notifications. Your notification should include the day and
time of your shoot, location(s), a description of the film
activity taking place in their neighborhood and a contact
phone number to call in case there are issues with your