Film Permits

A film/photography permit is required for any commercial motion picture or still photography shoots on public and private property in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The film/photography permit request process begins with submitting an application and required documents to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, at film@rpvca.gov or call (310) 544-5260 for questions.  The application will be reviewed to determine what permits may be required for City-wide location shooting.  

*exception of a film/photography permit if reporting on current news and events by the news media. 

Film/photography permit fees are waived for non-profit and student productions, with appropriate documentation.  See below for more information.

Please read the entire Film/Photography Permit Application Packet (see below). Here is a checklist of the documents from the packet you will need to complete and send to film@rpvca.gov:

  • Application
  • Hold Harmless
  • Fire Department Permit
  • Insurance and Additionally Insured documents
  • Permission Form signed by Private Property Owner
  • This permit will require a business license. Please refer to the instructions in the application packet. 

Film Permit Forms & Documents

  1. Film Permit Desk


    Phone: 310-544-5260
    Fax: 310-544-5294