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  • Columbus Day
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Please plan your production accordingly.

Film Permit Info Center

Here in the Film Permit Information
Center you will find useful information such as: Who needs a permit?, County General Information, County Owned Facilities and City Filming Regulations.
> Visit the Film Permit Info Center

Applying for a Film Permit

The following information will be needed to apply for a Film Permit:
Information: Name and Address.
Insurance Policy: Insurance Company and Policy Number. Please visit the insurance information page  for more information regarding where to send your insurance certificates and the appropriate information for additionally insured  for the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County.

Production Company & Production Contacts: Name, Title, Phone Number, Fax, Cellular, Pager, E-Mail.
Production Information: Production Title, Production Type, Extras, Cast, Crew, Dollars Spent Locally, Number of Production Days, Hotel Name, Location of Hotel, Number of Rooms per Night.
Location Request: Name, Address, Start and End Date, Description of Scene.

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One Stop Permits

We offer one stop on-line permitting for Miami-Dade County  and City of Miami Beach facilities and properties, as well as for most other local municipalities. We do require a minimum of 24 hours notice for permits, a certificate of insurance additionally insuring the County and/or City(s) for $1 million of liability, specific information on locations, dates and times, budget information, and information about any other special arrangements that might be needed.

Important Update Regarding City of Miami Film Permits.
DO NOT APPLY for CITY OF MIAMI Permits through this website.
Refunds will not be issued.

If you need help determining jurisdiction please contact our office. If you need help applying for a permit please click here for a tutorial.

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Application Fee Payment Information:
You are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 per each 28 days of the duration of the film production. Student films are exempt from this application fee. You can submit the payment electronically or pay in person at the Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment. Do not pay for your permit unless you know you are filming in our jurisdiction. If you need to verify your locations please contact our office.

If you decide to pay online, at the end of the application process there will be a "Pay" button that will take you to a payment page. You can pay online via e-check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) or you can bring your payment in the form of cash or check (made payable to  Miami-Dade County )  in person to our office located at 111 NW 1st Street, 19th Floor, Miami, FL 33128. Once your payment is processed, you will receive an Order Number that you can keep as a reference.

There are two things that are suggested not to be done while entering information for a Film Permit : 

Do not use the Back button found on the browser's menu bar at anytime while during filling out the information on the application, and Do not use the Enter Key; use the mouse to click on the buttons displayed on the application screens. Note:  There is a working session timeout of 40 minutes. If you leave your browser idle for 40 minutes or more, you will need to restart your session from the beginning. We strongly recommend you finish or cancel the permit application once started.

City of Miami Beach Permit
If you wish to film exclusively within the City of Miami Beach and do not have a need for Miami-Dade County services, you can permit via the  Filmiami  system or by going to the  Miami Beach Film Office  or calling at 305-673-7070, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to receive a free Miami Beach Film Permit.

City of Miami Permit

Important Update Regarding City of Miami Film Permits.

“Effective October 1, 2012, the City of Miami established the Office of Film and Special Events which has instituted a new website ( ) that includes the film permit application to facilitate and streamline the permitting process. Should you wish to film exclusively within the City of Miami you are not required to apply or pay for a film permit with Miami-Dade County or with any other municipality. The City of Miami’s Office of Film and Special Events will process the film permit application free of charge through our new website.

For additional information please contact the Miami Film Coordinator Mr. Vicente Betancourt at (305)416-1318 or by email at”