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.
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Applying for a Film Permit
The following information will be needed to apply for a Film Permit:
Company 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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Permitting Information Center
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.
FilMiami.org offers one stop on-line permitting for Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, and City of Miami Beach facilities and properties, as well as for most other local municipalities.
Permits cost $100.00 per each 28 production days. We do require a minimum of 24 hour notice for permits (Exceptions: Port of Miami, Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade Transit - permits need sometimes up to 14 days notice and are subject to approval), a certificate of insurance additionally insuring Miami-Dade County, or the appropriate municipality, for $1 million of liability and specific information on locations, dates and times, budget information and any other special arrangements.
A Film Permit is not required for individuals filming or video taping only for personal or private use or for employees of print or electronic news media for "breaking news" events. Students and faculty filming exclusively for educational purposes don't require a film permit, however, we prefer that one is applied for (the permit application fee is waived if the student and project are verified by a school/professor). Also, Miami-Dade County does not require a film permit for shoots on private property (residential or otherwise). However, if you are filming in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, on sidewalks or streets, or parking vehicles in swale areas, then those areas need to be permitted. Noise ordinances apply to all film permitting. A permit can not be issued in residential and certain other areas prior to 7:00am or after 11:00pm. Please check with the City of Miami and Miami Beach Film offices regarding the conditions for film/photo shoots in residential neighborhoods (see contact info below)
To apply for a film permit, please visit www.filmiami.org and fill out the online application form.
Please note: that you can permit for The City of Miami and the Miami Beach through the FilMiami permitting system at www.FilMiami.orgwebsite. However, City of Miami and Miami Beach has their own Film Offices and the permits that are submitted through Filmiami.org system for those municipalities, are NOT issued through the Miami-Dade County Office of Film and Entertainment but are issued by those respective offices. See Below:
For a list of municipalities within Miami-Dade County permitted by the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment, please contact us at 305-375-3288
Who Needs a Permit?
The following are some popular County locations/Departments and their guidelines:
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: