Film Permits

Filming a movie in Hollywood

Thank you for considering the City of Hollywood for your filming location. A film permit is necessary to conduct a film, video or still photography shoot on a public right-of-way or other public property in the City of Hollywood.

The City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development reviews and approves or declines all film permit requests, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Film Lauderdale processes all film permit applications. It liaises with City of Hollywood departments to facilitate production needs, ensure compliance with City regulations, and provide important information to help keep film projects on schedule and on budget. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Film Lauderdale also provides guidelines, details, restrictions and recommendations for film permits. 

Visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Film Lauderdale website for more information on how to apply for a film permit.

Filming in Hollywood


Depending on the size, scope and location of the proposed production, the City may require applicants to pay fees consisting of:

  • City Park Usage Fees
  • Generator / Fire Inspection Fees
  • Parking Fees
  • Police Detail Permit and Service Fee

Permit Requirements

The following are the basic requirements needed to secure a film permit in the City of Hollywood, additional requirements may be needed based on the complexity/nature of the proposed production:

Certificate of Insurance, which includes the following:

  • A policy which provides at least $1 million of Comprehensive General Liability
  • Certificate holder should be named as follows:
  • City of Hollywood
  • 2600 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Hollywood, FL 33020
  • Name of the insurance company
  • Name of the insured production company
  • Policy number and dates of coverage

Note: For General Liability only, the certificate holder is noted as additional insured with respect to claims arising out of the operation of the named insured.

Completed film permit application which includes the following:

  • Approximate budget
  • Dates/Times of filming/production
  • Description of scenes
  • Parking requirements (number and types of vehicles)
  • Size of cast and crew
  • Requested location for production
  • A complete film permit application and Certificate of Insurance should be submitted to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Film Lauderdale a minimum of (5) five working days before the scheduled shoot. 
  • If the location is in a residential area or impacts nearby businesses, you will be required to distribute a notification letter to all affected by the shoot as far in advance as possible.

  • Location maps may be requested depending on the project.
  • The permit must be signed by an authorized representative of your company.
  • When all of the City's requirements for a film permit are met and any associated fees paid, the permit will be approved by the City and issued through the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Film Lauderdale.
  • Large scale productions such as feature films may require a coordination meeting between a production representative and various City Departments prior to a film permit being issued.