Film Permits

Film Permits are required for all motion picture, video and professional still photography when filming activity takes place on City of Laguna Beach property including parks, beaches, streets, sidewalks, and buildings. City film permits are not issued for private property, County, State, School District or other property not owned by the City of Laguna Beach. We offer two types of film permits: Professional Still Photo Permits and Commercial Photo Permits.

Professional Still Photo Permit

This permit is intended for limited use, single camera shoots such as engagement photos, wedding photos, family portraits, holiday cards, etc. The fee is $100 for 2 hours plus $50 for each additional hour.

Professional Still Photo shoots are not permitted between June 15 and Labor Day, except at Victoria Beach on weekdays before 11:00 a.m. or between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

To read Professional Still Photo Permit policies and procedures click here. To download a Professional Still Photo Permit application form click here.

Commercial Photo Permit

This permit is for commercial photo, video and motion shoots. The application fee is $150 plus a $440 daily use fee and proof of insurance is required. 

Commercial film permits are not issued between June 15 and Labor Day.

To read Commercial Film Permit policies and procedures click here. To download Commercial Film Permit application form click here.

Applications for film permits must be submitted to:
Community Services Department
Attn: Mariann Tracy 
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

For additional information call (949) 497-0779 during regular business hours.