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Film Permit Info Center

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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:
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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PortMiami Permit Requirements

PortMiami is owned and operated by Miami-Dade County.  The County requires a permit for all commercial filming, still photography, educational films, etc., utilizing County property.  Our primary objective is the safety and security of our passengers, tenants, and stakeholders; and keeping our facilities operational and functional.

All proposed film/photo shoots must fill out a PortMiami Request to Film form that is downloadable from our website  The form must be sent to our permit coordinators for dissemination to all pertinent PortMiami personnel; including Port Security and the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD).  This form will include a narrative with a description of the project.

Location scouts after regular business hours and on weekends may be subject to additional security fees.

There will be a required site visit with designated Port personnel, Port Security, and MDPD representatives at least 48 hours prior to production.

No filming is allowed during high volume travel times or holidays.

Please note that it may take up to 14 days to receive approval to film at PortMiami.

All off-duty MDPD officers must be paid in full at least 24 hours in-advance of the production date.  Payments are to be made directly to MDPD.

Normal parking rates apply to all production, private, and support vehicles.


  • Request Form for Filming on the Port of Miami (Printable PDF File)
  • Download the POM Cast & Crew Security Form (.xls file)
  • Miami-Dade Seaport Police Policies

    Please provide us with either driver's license information, or passport information. Please use the US Postal abbreviations for the states. If you are providing passport information, please enter the passport number in the column for the driver's licensee number. In the column for driver's license state, please enter the country that issued the passport. Please remember to enter your date of birth as well. If you are arriving by bus, please provide a date of birth and driver's license information on the bus driver. PLEASE DO NOT ALTER The POM Cast & Crew Security form(.xls file). 
  • There will be a required site visit with designated Port representative and/ or Seaport MDPD representative at least 48 hours in advance of the shoot
  • Cargo Area/Gantry cranes
    Any proposed shoot requests in either the Cargo area/Gantry cranes will require submission at least five business days prior to the shoot
  • Old Port Bridge known restrictions:
    The PortMiami/FEC train will have operational priority at all times. Although no train is currently scheduled, the crew will be required to stop production during all train operations. The MDPD officer will coordinate directly with the production and provide the necessary instructions.
    Filming on the Old Port Bridge west side generally requires one MDPD officer and one SES officer at productions expense.
  • New Port Bridge known restrictions:
    Generally no filming until after 10PM. Requires MDPD and SES officers. All film requests for the New Port Bridge will require submission at least five business days prior to the shoot
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