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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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Who Needs a Permit

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.

Additionally, some municipalities - Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Miami-Beach - may require a filming permit for shoots that are conducted on residential property within their jurisdictions.

A Film Permit is not required for individuals filming or video taping only for their own personal or private use, for employees of print or electronic news media when filming on-going news events.

If you require a Film Permit within Miami-Dade County, please return to the Home page and fill out a permit application on-line. If you are still unsure if you will be required to obtain a Film Permit, call the Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment at 305-375-3288 for more information or e-mail us. 

The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment is a full service film commission, providing government liaison, location and logistics assistance, multi-jurisdiction permitting, production information and referral and virtually anything else you'll need. Our goal is to make your production as easy as it can possibly be!

We offer one-stop permitting for all County facilities and properties, as well as for 15 of our local municipalities. Permits cost $100.00 per each 28 production days. We do require a minimum of 24 hour notice for permits - a certificate of insurance additionally insuring Miami-Dade County, or the appropriate municipality, for $1 million of liability - specific information on locations, dates and times - budget information - any other special arrangements. Be advised Municipalities may take longer than 24 hours to permit.