GET FOCUSED on Miami
Water (Coast Guard)
Coast Guard Rules
◊ All filming on the water is the Coast Guards jurisdiction.
◊ The County Film Office works closely with the local
Coast Guard office to expedite approval.
◊ Productions that are utilizing less than 7 boats and not
having explosions, fire, SFX or weapons, the County Film
office only needs to notify the Coast Guard. If the Coast
Guard has any concerns, they advise, and production
needs to adjust as indicated.
◊ Information needed to notify the Coast Guard (7 boats or
less with no SFX, weapons, etc.):
◊ Brief description of project:
◊ Google Map showing the coordinates of boat(s)
location(s) and travel route.
◊ Launch site (marina) and location:
◊ Boat info for all boats used:
◊ Boat name or Boat Registration#:
◊ Boat Captain Name:
◊ Boat Captain phone:
◊ Production Contact:
◊ Production Company
◊ Cell phone
◊ Marine Coordinator: (if applicable)
◊ Marine Patrol? (Y/N)
◊ If yes, which Marine patrol jurisdiction?
◊ Productions with 7 boats or more requires production filling out a
Coast Guard form
◊ It can take up to 135 days for approval but Coast Guard
tries to approve sooner.