Film Permits are required for motion pictures, video and still photography when filming activity takes place on City property including parks, beaches, streets, sidewalks, buildings, etc. City film permits are not issued for private, County, State, School District or other property not owned by the City of Laguna Beach.
Commercial filming/photography/videos on beaches are not permitted between June 15 and Labor Day. Non-commercial photo shoots are not permitted between June 15 and Labor Day, except at Victoria Beach on weekdays before 11:00 a.m. or between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Two types of permits are available:
Still Photo Permit
This permit is intended for limited use, single camera shoots such as family portraits, holiday cards, etc. The fee is $100 for 2 hours plus $50 for each additional hour.
Still Photo Permit policies and procedures click here.
Still Photo Permit application form click here.
Commercial Film Permit
This permit is for commercial photo, video and motion shoots. The application fee is $150 plus a $383 daily use fee.
Commercial Film Permit policies and procedures click here.
Commercial Film Permit application form click here.
Applications for film permits must be submitted to:
Community Services Department
515 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For additional information call (949) 497-0716 during regular business hours.